Retinal detachment - Eye injuries

This condition occurs when the retina becomes detached from the supporting tissue on the inner wall of the eye.

Causes of retinal detachment

Retinal detachment may be caused by both acute and progressive factors; injury or impact to the eye can often result in a detached retina; however, progressive conditions may result in a number of small holes in the retina which may occur as a result of short-sightedness.

Symptoms of retinal detachment

Common symptoms include blurred or restricted vision and the appearance of flashing lights or floating particles in the field of vision.

Treatment for a detached retina

If the retina has become detached it should be re-attached as quickly as possible; this can only be achieved by surgery. If the retina is not re0attached, loss of vision will occur.

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