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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 Pink Eye -- the Basics

    Pink eye (or conjunctivitis) occurs when the conjunctiva -- the thin, transparent membrane that lines your eyeball and your eyelid -- becomes inflamed for various reasons. Most cases of pink eye run a predictable course, and the inflammation usually clears up in a few days. Pink eye is a common disease, especially in children. Although pink eye can be highly contagious (known to spread rapidly in schools or daycare settings), it is rarely serious and will not damage your vision if detected 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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