What are the symptoms of retinal detachment?

Flashes and Floaters. The classic visual symptoms of retinal detachment are light flashes, floaters, and loss of vision. Someone who experiences these symptoms should see an ophthalmologist immediately for evaluation.
Painless. This is a painless disease. Symptoms include: the sudden appearance of many floaters — small bits of debris in your field of vision that look like spots, hairs or strings and seem to float before your eyes- sudden flashes of light in one or both eyes a shadow or curtain over a portion of your visual field.
Loss of vison. Painless loss or decreased vision. Decreased side vision, which can progress to loss of central vision. Flashes of light. New onset floaters in the line of vision or increased number of floaters.

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What are the tell tale symptoms of retinal detachment?

See a retina special. New or worse floaters in your vision or flashing lights or loss of peripheral vision (like a curtain or veil obstructing the vision) could indicate a retinal detachment. These symptoms require an urgent dilated retinal exam. Do not delay.
Progressive Loss. Signs of rd are those seen by examining eye doctor: subretinal fluid, retinal tear, pigment cells in vitreous, and pvd. The symptoms that a patient experiences are progressive loss or "greying" of vision which may involve the central vision. This may be proceeded by flashes and floaters.

What r the symptoms early stage signs of retinal detachment and retinal tears? Eye floaters natural solution any food diet plan to get rid of it? Thnx

Floaters, flashes. Retinal detachment releases blood elements into the visual axis -you will see many floaters - and jiggles the retinal -this stimulus creates light flashing or light streaks - and as it progresses you may see greying out or blockage of the vision. When these occur suddenly especially after trauma, see an ophthalmologist right away. This is a mechanical event -no natural remedies exist.
Flashes of light. Seen in a dark environment can indicate vitreous traction on the retina. At worst it may indicate a retinal tear, break or detachment (rd). At best, it is a vitreous detachment that may be benign (harmless). Visualizing floaters or blurred vision in any quadrant heightens the risk of retinal pathology. Blurred or loss of vision in any quadrant may indicate an rd. See your ophthalmologist asap.

Do symptoms of retinal detachment eventually go away or do they remain until after you get surgery?

They can remain. You need to talk to your ophthalmologist to clarify what the issues are related to your eye and if you have a retinal detachment. That's physician can better answer your question.

Hit in the left I a few days ago, seeing light flashes about 3 times a day for 2 days now. No other symptoms of retinal detachment. Will it stop?

Don't risk it. You may have a benign vitreous detachment, but it could really be a retinal issue. Do not self-diagnose, see an ophthalmologist asap, and be safe.

Does retinal detachment come with really obvious symptoms?

Usually. The most common symptoms of retinal detachment include a large amount of flaoters or flashes of light that do not improve over a few hours, as well as decreased vision. Occasionally, a small detachment can occur far enough in the periphery of the eye to cause you not to have classical symptoms and possibly think you simply have a new floater.
Yes. But not always, if you have symptoms of flashing lights, spot in vision with blurry or lose of vision you probably have a retinal detachment, it is important to see an ophthalmologist asap for this. Usually the sooner it is e paired the better the outcome and prognosis.
Sometimes. Signs of rd are those seen by examining eye doctor: subretinal fluid, retinal tear, pigment cells in vitreous, and pvd. The symptoms that a patient experiences are progressive loss or "greying" of vision which may involve the central vision. This may be proceeded by flashes and floaters. Sometimes an rd can be completely asymptomatic and only picked up on careful exam by a retinal specialist.

If I have retinal detachment symptoms and am going to the doctor tomorrow, will conditions worsen by then?

Depends. If the macula (central part of your retina where most of your central vision comes from) is off already, then it won't matter much at all. If the macula is still on but it comes off by tomorrow, then yes conditions can worsen. Bottom line is, that question is unanswerable, unless we know the status and type of retinal detachment.
Unclear. Need to know whether you have an rd or just suggestive symptoms to give the best answer. If you really have an rd, best to get seen asap, since conditions can worsen overnight.