A retinal detachment is a very serious condition that should receive prompt treatment. When a retinal detachment occurs, the retina pulls away from the wall of the eye, causing impairment or loss of vision. Once retinal tissue dies, the body cannot replace it.
Symptoms may include a sudden rush of many floaters, flashes of light, loss of peripheral vision or loss of central vision.
Patients should report any of these warning signs to their ophthalmologist immediately. The best chance for restoring sight relies on prompt treatment.