How does retinal detachment affect my vision?

Depends on Location. The symptoms that a patient experiences are progressive loss or greying; of vision which may involve the central vision. This may be proceeded by flashes and floaters. How severe the vision loss is depends on where there rd is in the retina and how large it is. Some small detachments may not be symptomatic.
Peripheral vision. A patient with a detached retina will be aware of a gradual loss of peripheral vision in one eye, often described as a "curtain" coming across the edges of the visual field. This is an urgent problem which should be checked asap, and usually repaired in a short time frame. Fortunately, most retinal detachments can be successfully reattached by a vitreo-retinal surgeon, often with return of vision.

Related Questions

Can I regain 100 % vision from retinal detachment?

Yes. This depends on the reasons for the detachment. For example healthy people with traumatic detachment will likely heal back to normal. Long time diabetics or those with hypertension might be more likely to detach again and have less than 100% vision. Read more...
Retinal detachment. The answer depends on how much of the retina was detached and if thru the macula, as well as how long it was detached and the type of corrective reattachment surgery required. The vitreoretinal surgeon who did the repair can answer this question with better accuracy. Read more...

Is there a possibility to regain vision if you had a retinal detachment?

Depends. There is good surgery for detachment if the detachment occurred and is detected quickly within 1-4 days or so, it can usually be reversed. If the macula (area of sharp central vision) is detached then good vision i s less likely if the detachment has been there for more than a week or so, then the chance of best result is lessened, . Read more...
It is possible. If the retinal detachment has separated the central part of the retina, which is called a macula-off detachment, the prognosis is worse than when it does not. In most cases, if the appropriate surgical care is given in a timely fashion, vison can be regained. It may not return, however, to the level you had before the detachment. Your individual circumstances will determine the outcome. Read more...
Yes. A large study completed in the 90's showed that 70% of retinal detachment patients regain 20/20 vision even if the retina is detached for up to 7 days. Read more...

Please tell me if there is anyway to have vision again after retinal detachment?

Depends. If you just got the detachment there is good surgical means to correct it. If you had failed surgery or a neglected detachment, then the retinal will lose its function and be unable to have the vision restored. Read more...

Can you tell me in my vision. What are the chances that I will have a retinal detachment?

Retinal detachment. Retinal detachment depends upon several factors. You need to see a retinal ophthalmologist, who can examine your retina and give the possibilities. Read more...
Chance of detachment. Hi. By checking vision alone, no one can tell you about your chances of retinal detachment. You need a complete anterior and posterior eye examination. Dr. C. Read more...

Just finished about 8 hard rounds of boxing/sparring. My vision seems fine, should I continue boxing? Not sure if im risking a retinal detachment?

Head Trauma. Repeated head trauma with sudden acceleration/deceleration can cause several problems including detached retinal problems as well as traumatic brain encephalopathy. How much is too much is difficult to answer. Read more...

Sudden vision loss, could it be possible retinal detachment?

Serious! Sudden vision loss can have many causes, including but not limited to retinal detachment. Until proven otherwise, sudden vision loss is very serious, and should be evaluated urgently. In some cases, usually in older individuals, there is also the risk of also loosing vision in the fellow eye, making this symptom all the more urgent with increasing age. Read more...