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Retinal Detachment
 

Retinal Detachment is a serious condition where the retina comes away from the back of the eye causing a decrease in vision.

Retinal Detachment often follows a retinal tear which may be triggered by a vitreous detachment - the gel-filling (vitreous) in the chamber at the back of your eye shrinks causing it to pull away from the retina and possibly tear.

The first symptoms of a vitreous detachment is seeing flashed and floaters in your vision - it is imperative that these be checked with a full dilated retinal examination to determine the extent of the damage and to prevent a further injury.

If detected early a retinal tear can be treated with a laser. A retinal detachment will need more invasive surgery which may be external or internal (Vitrectomy) depending on the appropriate procedure.


Treatment

If detected early a retinal tear can be treated with a laser. A retinal detachment will need more invasive surgery which may be external or internal (Vitrectomy) depending on the appropriate procedure.

The prognosis can be quite good after retinal surgery and this will be discussed with you.