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Can a detached retina change your eye if left untreated?

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 3 types of this:

Rhegmatogenous (from retinal tears) and tractional retinal detachments (from scar tissue) can cause loss of vision and perhaps of the eye.
Serous retinal detachments are different: they are from tumors, inflammation, congenital defects, vascular disease, etc. You must see a retina specialist to decipher this.

In brief: 3 types of this:

Rhegmatogenous (from retinal tears) and tractional retinal detachments (from scar tissue) can cause loss of vision and perhaps of the eye.
Serous retinal detachments are different: they are from tumors, inflammation, congenital defects, vascular disease, etc. You must see a retina specialist to decipher this.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes

Not sure what you mean by change? But retinal detachment left untreated can lead to blindness and or pthisis (shutting down of the eye and shrinkage) leading to cosmetic concerns and possibly severe pain and ultimately the need for removal of the eye.

In brief: Yes

Not sure what you mean by change? But retinal detachment left untreated can lead to blindness and or pthisis (shutting down of the eye and shrinkage) leading to cosmetic concerns and possibly severe pain and ultimately the need for removal of the eye.
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham
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