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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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    Understanding Black Eye

    A ''black eye'' is a bruise to the eyelid skin caused by blunt trauma to the eye region. Like many bruises, a "shiner" may be nothing to worry about and might disappear on its own in a few days. In some cases, however, a black eye is a warning sign of more serious injury to the eye or to the skull. Any damage to the eyeball that causes it to become red and swollen must be promptly evaluated by a doctor or an eye specialist. Blunt force eye injuries, as happens in fighting, competitive sports, and...

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    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
    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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