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What type of accidents can cause retinal detachment?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Sudden acceleration

Any sudden acceleration or deceleration of the head or significant change in intraocular pressure or penetration of the globe can cause retinal detachment.

In brief: Sudden acceleration

Any sudden acceleration or deceleration of the head or significant change in intraocular pressure or penetration of the globe can cause retinal detachment.
Dr. Dan Fisher
Dr. Dan Fisher
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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
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In brief: Several

Direct blunt or penetrating trauma can cause a retinal detachment.
Additionally, sudden deceleration as might occur in a car accident or bungee jumping can cause it to occur.

In brief: Several

Direct blunt or penetrating trauma can cause a retinal detachment.
Additionally, sudden deceleration as might occur in a car accident or bungee jumping can cause it to occur.
Dr. Bernard Godley
Dr. Bernard Godley
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