Who gets retinal detachment?

Older Adults Common. Retinal detachment is typically a disorder associated with older adults, usually over 50. It can occur in younger folks due to trauma or genetic conditions. The best way to be sure is to be seen by an ophthalmologist and get a dilated exam of the retina. Common symptoms of retinal detachment are flashing lights and floaters, a dark curtain, and vision loss. Rd is a potentially blinding condition.
Anybody! Retinal detachments can occur in anybody! Increased risk is found as you age (between 50-70 is most common), and in people that are very near sighted. Retinal detachments can also be associated with trauma (a direct hit to the eye).
Multiple risks. These are some risk factors for retinal detachment: high nearsightedness, family history, posterior vitreous detachment, retinal tuft, lattice degeneration, trauma, diabetes, etc. The causes and treatments are quite varied. If you see flashes of light, have floaters or experience loss of peripheral vision - see an ophthalmologist today!
Retinal detachment. Anyone can. However, people who are very nearsighted, boxers, and people who have eye surgery are more likely to have a retinal detachment.