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Is having headache pain above one eye a sign of retinal detachment?
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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
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In brief: No pain with RD
Signs of rd are those seen by examining eye doctor: subretinal fluid, retinal tear, pigment cells in vitreous, and pvd.
The symptoms that a patient experiences are painless progressive loss or greying; of vision which may involve the central vision. This may be proceeded by flashes and floaters. Sometimes an rd can by asymptomatic, and therefore it is important to get checked.

In brief: No pain with RD
Signs of rd are those seen by examining eye doctor: subretinal fluid, retinal tear, pigment cells in vitreous, and pvd.
The symptoms that a patient experiences are painless progressive loss or greying; of vision which may involve the central vision. This may be proceeded by flashes and floaters. Sometimes an rd can by asymptomatic, and therefore it is important to get checked.
Dr. Bernard Godley
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Dr. David Reddell
Pediatrics
In brief: No
I have had retinal detachment, and there was no pain.
It usually causes an area of your vision to disappear. When you stand in front of a mirror, you may notice that you can't see part of the reflection. You will need to cover one eye at a time to see if the image is different in each eye. If you suspect a detachment, it is important to see an ophthalmologist as soon as possible.

In brief: No
I have had retinal detachment, and there was no pain.
It usually causes an area of your vision to disappear. When you stand in front of a mirror, you may notice that you can't see part of the reflection. You will need to cover one eye at a time to see if the image is different in each eye. If you suspect a detachment, it is important to see an ophthalmologist as soon as possible.
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