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How would you know if your retina detached?
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Dr. Daniel Bustos
Ophthalmology
8 doctors agree
In brief: 4 signs/symptoms
The signs and symptoms of a retinal detachment include: (1) significantly decreased vision, (2) sudden onset of a bunch of floating dots, spots, or lines, (3) flashing or arcing lights, (4) or a curtain, veil, shade, shadow, or spot descending over your visual field that you cannot see light through.

In brief: 4 signs/symptoms
The signs and symptoms of a retinal detachment include: (1) significantly decreased vision, (2) sudden onset of a bunch of floating dots, spots, or lines, (3) flashing or arcing lights, (4) or a curtain, veil, shade, shadow, or spot descending over your visual field that you cannot see light through.
Dr. Daniel Bustos
Dr. Daniel Bustos
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Dr. Stephen Hamilton
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Examination
You would need a dilated eye exam to diagnose but typical symptoms are a sudden change in floaters, flashing lights, or a curtain coming over your vision.
For such symptoms get examined asap.

In brief: Examination
You would need a dilated eye exam to diagnose but typical symptoms are a sudden change in floaters, flashing lights, or a curtain coming over your vision.
For such symptoms get examined asap.
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
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Dr. Jose Martinez
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Curtain
Usually patients see a curtain in their vision that persists and worsens with time.
Often flashes and floaters are associated though not always. Bottom line if one is suspicious, see a retina specialist for a definitive diagnosis

In brief: Curtain
Usually patients see a curtain in their vision that persists and worsens with time.
Often flashes and floaters are associated though not always. Bottom line if one is suspicious, see a retina specialist for a definitive diagnosis
Dr. Jose Martinez
Dr. Jose Martinez
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