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What would you see with detached retina?

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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
2 doctors agree

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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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: See an eye doctor

New/worse eye floaters, flashing lights, and/or part of the peripheral vision missing (like a curtain or a veil) could be a retinal detachment.
See a retinal specialist right away.

In brief: See an eye doctor

New/worse eye floaters, flashing lights, and/or part of the peripheral vision missing (like a curtain or a veil) could be a retinal detachment.
See a retinal specialist right away.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Not much

The part of the retina that is detached quickly loses vision and is out of focus as well.
So possibly a little blur; most likely not much and if the whole retina comes off you might only see light and dark for a while.

In brief: Not much

The part of the retina that is detached quickly loses vision and is out of focus as well.
So possibly a little blur; most likely not much and if the whole retina comes off you might only see light and dark for a while.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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