Retinal Detachment Directory
Retinal detachment is a very serious condition that occurs when the retina pulls away from its supporting eye tissues. Since the retina can't work properly under these conditions, permanent vision loss may occur if a detachmentisn't repaired within 24-72 hours. There is no pain associated with retinal detachment, but if you notice vision problems -- such as seeing flashes of light, floaters, or a darkening of your peripheral vision -- contact your eye doctor immediately. Early diagnosis is key to preventing vision loss associated with a detached retina. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about what causes retinal detachment, what it looks like, how it's treated, and much more.
Do I Need Surgery for Retinal Detachment?
Get the facts on surgery for a retinal detachment. They could save your sight.
Retinal Detachment: The Three Types
Sometimes your retina pulls away from its normal spot in the eye. This is called retinal detachment. Learn about the three different types: rhegmatogenous, exudative, and traction.
Posterior Vitreous Detachment: Vision Problems as You Age
Find out more about how your eyes' gel can shrink as you age and cause vision problems.
What to Expect During Your Eye Exam
Eye exams for adults can include many tests. Here's what to expect.