Retinal Detachment

About- Retinal detachment is an emergency condition when the thin layer of tissue (the retina) at the back of the eye pulls away from its normal position which separates the retinal cells from the layer of blood vessels that provides oxygen and nourishment.

Symptoms-
 A curtain-like shadow over the visual field
 Blurred vision
 Flashes of light in one or both eyes
 Partial vision loss
 Reduced side (peripheral) vision
 A sudden appearance of floaters ( tiny specks that seem to drift through the field of vision)

Causes-
 A family history of Retinal detachment
 A sagging vitreous (the gel-like material that fills the inside the eye)
 Complications from cataract removal surgery
 Diabetes
 Extreme nearsightedness
 Eye strain
 Injury or trauma
 Older age
 Posterior vitreous detachment

Specialists to visit
 Ophthalmologist

 Neuroradiologist

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Retinal detachment
References
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.medicinenet.com

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