The retina is a transparent tissue in the back of the eye that focuses the images we see. If it is torn or punctured, the internal fluids of the eye cause a separation of it from the underlying tissues.
Retinal detachment can occur without apparent cause, because of a trauma, diabetes or inflammatory process.It usually goes along with loss of central or peripheral vision, depending on the encompassing area it can lead to capillary bleedings which cause internal opacities.
- Light flashes
- Blurred vision
- Eye floaters
- Shadows or partial or total blindness
Depending on the extent most patients with retinal detachment need surgery. Some of the most common techniques:
- Laser surgery
- Pneumatic retinopexy
In order to prevent irreversible vision loss early diagnosis is very important.