Retinal Detachment

Retinal detachment is a sight threatening condition with an incidence of approximately 1 in 10 000. Important risk factors include pathological or high myopia, previous intraocular surgery (especially if complicated), trauma, previous retinal detachment, and a family history.

pathological or high myopia, previous intraocular surgery (especially if complicated), trauma, previous retinal detachment, and a family history. Early indications of a retinal detachment include experiencing flashes of flight and or the onset of new ‘floaters’. If either of these conditions occur with or without any loss of vision it is important to contact an ophthalmologist as soon as possible.

The management may be limited to a laser procedure, or might require surgery to either prevent vision loss or to restore loss of vision.

For more information please click on the links below:
sandhursteyecentre.co.za/retinal-detachment
aao.org/eye-health/diseases/detached-torn-retina
eyewiki.org/Retinal_Detachment