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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: August 07, 2011
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