retinal detachment, your doctor will examine your eyes and ask you questions
about any symptoms you have.
If you have symptoms of retinal
detachment, your doctor will use a lighted magnifying tool called an
ophthalmoscope to examine your retina. With this tool, your doctor can see
holes, tears, or retinal detachment.
Retinal detachment requires
care right away. Without treatment, vision loss can progress from minor to
severe or even to blindness within a few hours or days.
the only way to reattach the retina. In most cases, surgery can restore good
vision. There are many ways to do the surgery, such as using lasers, air bubbles, or a
freezing probe to seal a tear in the retina and reattach the retina.
This information is produced and provided by the National
Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National
Institute via the Internet web site at http://
.gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
July 15, 2013
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