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Are the symptoms of detached retina bad?

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Dr. Colin McCannel
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Don't ignore

symptoms of retinal detachment include flashes and floaters, blurred side vision, and eventually blurred or bad central vision.
Patients wit new onset of any of these symptoms should seek get an evaluation as soon as possible!

In brief: Don't ignore

symptoms of retinal detachment include flashes and floaters, blurred side vision, and eventually blurred or bad central vision.
Patients wit new onset of any of these symptoms should seek get an evaluation as soon as possible!
Dr. Colin McCannel
Dr. Colin McCannel
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Evaluation needed

The symptoms, usually light flashes, floaters and greying of vision are not "bad" in themselves but they are strong warnings of detachment which is truly bad.
If you have these symptoms you need to urgently see your ophthalmologist as retinal detachment needs repair as soon as possible.

In brief: Evaluation needed

The symptoms, usually light flashes, floaters and greying of vision are not "bad" in themselves but they are strong warnings of detachment which is truly bad.
If you have these symptoms you need to urgently see your ophthalmologist as retinal detachment needs repair as soon as possible.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Vision loss

When the retinal layer peels away from the eye wall (like wall paper), it is detached.
As the retina separates like this , vision is impaired. This is caused usually by a hole or tear in the retina. Symptoms of an rd are painless vision loss, flashing lights, and floaters. You should immediately seek an evaluation from an ophthalmologist for diagnosis and treatment.

In brief: Vision loss

When the retinal layer peels away from the eye wall (like wall paper), it is detached.
As the retina separates like this , vision is impaired. This is caused usually by a hole or tear in the retina. Symptoms of an rd are painless vision loss, flashing lights, and floaters. You should immediately seek an evaluation from an ophthalmologist for diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Bernard Godley
Dr. Bernard Godley
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