Retinal Detachment

A retinal detachment occurs when the retina at the back of the eye separates of from the back of the inside of the eye. Symptoms of a retinal detachment may include seeing ‘floaters’ or flashing lights, dark shadows or blurring of the vision.

These symptoms may not be caused by a retinal detachment but the only way to know for sure is to make an appointment to see an optician as quickly as possible, preferably within 24 hours. Delays in having an eye examination and starting treatment could result in loss the sight in the affected eye. Retinal detachments can be treated fairly successful with surgery.

Simulated vision of retinal detachment