What is Retinal Detachment?
When a hole or "rip" in the
retina allows the inner retina layer to separate from the back layer.
Symptoms of retinal detachment include
seeing a shower of black spots or light flashes, or experiencing a
curtain-like blotting out of vision. If such symptoms occur, you
should immediately consult your ophthalmologist.
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Last Revised: August 17, 2010