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Retinal detachment means that the retinaâ€”a thin layer of nerve tissue at the back of your eyeâ€”has detached, or pulled away. This can lead to vision loss and blindness.
A retina can detach as a result of aging, an eye injury, inflammation, or some diseases such as diabetes. But many times there is no obvious cause.
Retinal detachment requires care right away. Surgery is the only way to reattach the retina.
Current as of:
March 15, 2018
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Carol L. Karp, MD - Ophthalmology & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine