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Retinal Detachment - Treatment Overview

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.

Only surgery can repair retinal detachment. It is usually successful and, in many cases, restores good vision.

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    Last Updated: July 15, 2013
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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