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retinal detachment

Retinal detachment is a separation of the light-sensitive membrane in the back of the eye,the retina, from its supporting layers.  Retinal detachment may be caused by trauma, diabetes, an inflammatory disorder, or may occur on its own. It may also be caused by a related condition called posterior vitreous detachment.


Symptoms may include:


  • bright flashes of light, especially in peripheral vision
  • translucent specks of various shapes in the eye
  • blurred vision
  • shadow or blindness in a part of the visual field of one eye

Treatment may include:


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