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Retinal detachment is a very serious condition which can cause severe or even permanent vision loss. It occurs when the retina (the nerve tissue that lines the back of the eyeball) becomes separated from the underlying supportive tissues, which prevents the retina from functioning properly.

What are symptoms of retinal detachment?

Some common symptoms may include: spots, floaters, flashes of light, poorer vision or a shadow appearance in the peripheral, or "side" vision. No pain is associated with retinal detachment. If you notice any of the above symptoms or believe you have a detached retina it is extremely important to seek ophthalmic care immediately to prevent permanent vision loss. For more information about Retinal Detachment, please click here.