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.
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.
What to Expect During Your Eye Exam
Eye exams for adults can include many tests. Here's what to expect.
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.
Do I Need Surgery for Retinal Detachment?
Get the facts on surgery for a retinal detachment. They could save your sight.