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What causes retinal detachment to occur?

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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
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In brief: Hole in Retina

An rd is usually caused by a hole or tear in the retina or from membranes pulling on the retina.
When the retinal layer peels away from the eye wall (like wall paper), it is detached and vision is lost. Symptoms of an rd are painless vision loss, flashing lights, and floaters. You should immediately see an eye md if you have these symptoms.

In brief: Hole in Retina

An rd is usually caused by a hole or tear in the retina or from membranes pulling on the retina.
When the retinal layer peels away from the eye wall (like wall paper), it is detached and vision is lost. Symptoms of an rd are painless vision loss, flashing lights, and floaters. You should immediately see an eye md if you have these symptoms.
Dr. Bernard Godley
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Cause of Retinal D.

Most common cause is a hole or tear in the peripheral retina, cuased by the vitreous (jelly inside the eye) shifting and pulling on the retina.
The jelly changes from thick jelly to more watery with age and thus shift in the eye cuasing traction and the tear in the eye. These changes are normal in the aging eye, but typically do not tear the retina, leading to a retinal detachement.

In brief: Cause of Retinal D.

Most common cause is a hole or tear in the peripheral retina, cuased by the vitreous (jelly inside the eye) shifting and pulling on the retina.
The jelly changes from thick jelly to more watery with age and thus shift in the eye cuasing traction and the tear in the eye. These changes are normal in the aging eye, but typically do not tear the retina, leading to a retinal detachement.
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