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Can uveitis cause a detached retina?

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It’s not as common, but uveitis can make your retina detach, or pull away, from blood vessels in your eye. You may see floaters, or small black spots in your vision. You may also see lights flash.

If any of these things are happening to you, call your doctor and get treatment quickly. Moving fast can save your eyesight.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “What is Glaucoma?”

Mayo Clinic: “Glaucoma Symptoms,” “Cataracts Overview,” “Retinal Diseases.”

National Health Services UK: “Uveitis: Complications.”

National Eye Institute: “Facts About Uveitis.”

Review of Ophthalmology : “Cataract Surgery in the Patient with Uveitis.”

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on November 16, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “What is Glaucoma?”

Mayo Clinic: “Glaucoma Symptoms,” “Cataracts Overview,” “Retinal Diseases.”

National Health Services UK: “Uveitis: Complications.”

National Eye Institute: “Facts About Uveitis.”

Review of Ophthalmology : “Cataract Surgery in the Patient with Uveitis.”

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on November 16, 2018

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