Get Seen. 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 of vision which may involve the central vision. This may be proceeded by flashes and floaters. Sometimes an rd can by asymptomatic, and therefore it is important to get checked.
Eye exam. Visualized directly or through imaging. Diagnosed based on a tear or non tear causes.
Dilated exam. A retinal tear of detachment requires dilation of the pupil and an extended retinal exam which can entail pushing on the eye slightly with a probe to see the entire retina.