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Who gets retinal detachment?

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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bernard Godley
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Dr. Harold Peltan
In addition, the more near sighted a person is, the higher the risk that person will get a retinal detachment at some point. Also, certain occupations that tend to get hit in the eye like boxers, bouncers, body guards, soldiers, police, life guards, stunt men, stunt drivers, kids growing up in rough neighborhoods.
Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. David Kira
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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Theodore Wu
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