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What's a retinal detachment?
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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Loss of Vision
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: Loss of Vision
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. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Retinal detachment
Retinal detachment is a detachment of the retina from the inside of the eye.
The portion of retina that is detached leaves the vision completely black in the detached area. Retinal detachment is usually caused by a peripheral hole/tear of the retina.

In brief: Retinal detachment
Retinal detachment is a detachment of the retina from the inside of the eye.
The portion of retina that is detached leaves the vision completely black in the detached area. Retinal detachment is usually caused by a peripheral hole/tear of the retina.
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham
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