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What is retinal detachment?

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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Don't Delay

When the retinal layer peels away from the eye wall (like wall paper), it is detached.
When the retina separates like this vision is impaired. This is caused usually by a hole or tear in the retina. Symptoms of an rd are painless vision loss, flashing lights, and floaters. You should immediately seek an evaluation from an ophthalmologist for diagnosis and treatment.

In brief: Don't Delay

When the retinal layer peels away from the eye wall (like wall paper), it is detached.
When the retina separates like this vision is impaired. This is caused usually by a hole or tear in the retina. Symptoms of an rd are painless vision loss, flashing lights, and floaters. You should immediately seek an evaluation from an ophthalmologist for diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Bernard Godley
Dr. Bernard Godley
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Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Elevated retina

A retinal detachment is a separation of the retina from the eye wall.
It can be caused by a tear or hole that allows fluid from the middle of the eye to get under the retina and elevate it, by an inflammatory process that allows fluid to collect under the retina, or by scarring inside the eye that pulls the retina away from the eye wall. Retinal detachment often requires surgical intervention.

In brief: Elevated retina

A retinal detachment is a separation of the retina from the eye wall.
It can be caused by a tear or hole that allows fluid from the middle of the eye to get under the retina and elevate it, by an inflammatory process that allows fluid to collect under the retina, or by scarring inside the eye that pulls the retina away from the eye wall. Retinal detachment often requires surgical intervention.
Dr. Samuel Barone
Dr. Samuel Barone
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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology

In brief: Retinal detachment

The retina is a 10 layered area lining the back of the eye.
The retina received light and converts light signals into electrical impulses that are transmitted to the visual cortex. When the surface layers of the retina separate from the deeper layers, usually following a retinal tear, this is called a retinal detachment. Surgery is needed to fix this to prevent blindness.

In brief: Retinal detachment

The retina is a 10 layered area lining the back of the eye.
The retina received light and converts light signals into electrical impulses that are transmitted to the visual cortex. When the surface layers of the retina separate from the deeper layers, usually following a retinal tear, this is called a retinal detachment. Surgery is needed to fix this to prevent blindness.
Dr. Theodore Wu
Dr. Theodore Wu
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