WHAT IS RETINAL DETACHMENT?
When the retina is pulled on lifted from its normal position it results in a detachment. This causes permanent vision loss if not treated immediately. This is a medical emergency and should be treated immediately.
What are the symptoms of retinal detachment?
- Sudden or gradual increase in floaters
- Flashes of light
- Appearance of a curtain over the field of vision
Who is at risk of retinal detachment?
- It can occur at any age but people over 40 are at a higher risk.
- Men are more prone to it than women.
- People who are extremely near sighted.
- People with a family history of retinal detachment.
- People with other eye diseases or injuries.