Retinal Detachment

People are often quick to brush off floaters or occasional flashes of light, but they can indicate something a lot more serious is going on - Christina Weng

Retinal Detachment

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The Risk of Ignoring Signs of Retinal Damage

It may begin as a few dark specks or wavy lines floating across the field of vision, or lightning-like flashes in the corner of the eye. Although painless and often no cause for alarm, such symptoms can signal a tear in the retina, the layer of tissue at the back of the eye that processes light and sends images to the brain. In most cases, unless treated promptly, a tear can progress to permanent vision loss.

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Last Updated : Wednesday, October 19, 2022