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A 41-year-old member asked:

How serious are retinal detachments?

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery 20 years experience
Very serious: You can permanently lose vision because of a retinal detachment. A vitreoretinal surgeon is required to treat this.
Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Very: Retinal detachments are very serious and can result in permanent blindness. It needs to be repaired as soon as possible (depending on the detachment, you may have 1-2 weeks, but the prognosis is decreased if it is already affected the central vision). See an ophthalmologist or retina specialist immediately.

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