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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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    Your Eyes and Iritis

    The iris is a circular, pigmented membrane that provides the eye its color and the opening in the center is the pupil of the eye. The iris is made up of muscular fibers that control the amount of light entering the pupil so that you can see clearly. The iris accomplishes this task by making the pupil smaller in bright light and larger in dim light. In some people, the iris can become inflamed. This is termed iritis.

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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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