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Retinal Detachment

The retina is the light-sensitive layer of tissue that lines the inside of the eye and sends visual messages through the optic nerve to the brain. When the retina detaches, it is lifted or pulled from its normal position. If not promptly treated, retinal detachment can cause permanent vision loss.

In some cases there may be small areas of the retina that are torn. These areas, called retinal tears or retinal breaks, can lead to retinal detachment.


  • Blurred vision
  • Inability to see in dim light
  • Partial loss of vision in one or both eyes
  • Seeing flashes of light
  • Seeing spots
  • Sensitivity to light


  • Laser surgery