A retina can detach as a result of aging, an eye injury, inflammation, and some diseases such as diabetes. Although retinal detachment can occur at any age, it is most common in older adults.
When a retinal detachment occurs, the person may notice:
Warning signs that a person may soon have a retinal detachment include:
Retinal detachment may require immediate surgery to prevent permanent vision loss. Surgery can repair most retinal detachments and restore good vision in many cases.
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