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If i had a detached retina, would an eye doctor see it?

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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Dilated exam

Yes, a dilated exam of the retina by a qualified ophthalmologist can diagnose the condition.
If there is any question, see a retina specialist.

In brief: Dilated exam

Yes, a dilated exam of the retina by a qualified ophthalmologist can diagnose the condition.
If there is any question, see a retina specialist.
Dr. Bernard Godley
Dr. Bernard Godley
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Dr. Matthew Goren
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

An ophthalmologist can diagnose a retinal detachment on exam.

In brief: Yes

An ophthalmologist can diagnose a retinal detachment on exam.
Dr. Matthew Goren
Dr. Matthew Goren
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Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes

Symptoms of retinal detachment can include flashing lights, new floaters, and/or a dark curtain coming over your vision from any direction.
Near-sighted people are more prone to get retinal detachments.Eye trauma is a common cause. Most specialist eye mds (ophthalmologists) will see a possible retinal detachment the same day you call, but don't wait.If the retina stays detached, blindness can occur.

In brief: Yes

Symptoms of retinal detachment can include flashing lights, new floaters, and/or a dark curtain coming over your vision from any direction.
Near-sighted people are more prone to get retinal detachments.Eye trauma is a common cause. Most specialist eye mds (ophthalmologists) will see a possible retinal detachment the same day you call, but don't wait.If the retina stays detached, blindness can occur.
Dr. Harold Peltan
Dr. Harold Peltan
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