A detached retina occurs when the
retina pulls away from the inside wall of the eye. When this happens
vision becomes blurred, shaded or distorted.
Left untreated, retinal detachment almost always causes permanent
vision loss in the affected eye.
Retinal detachment and tears may be caused by eye injury, the aging
process, tumors, cataract surgery, eye disease or extreme
Several early symptoms may indicate a detached or torn retina:
Light flashes in one eye
dark shadow over part of the field of vision
Blurred vision or blind spots
These symptoms do not always indicate retinal detachment, but if
you're experiencing them, you should go to an emergency room, call us or see
one of our doctors as soon