What are the symptoms of retinal detachment?
The key symptoms of retinal detachment are:
- Flashing lights in your vision
- Floaters in your vision
- Bits ‘missing’ from the vision
- A dark ‘curtain’ or ‘veil’ coming over your vision
How are retinal detachments treated?
Most patients with retinal detachments are advised to undergo surgery – usually urgently. Very occasionally, longstanding detachments are kept under regular review or walled off with laser to stop them spreading.
Professor Jackson will discuss the best treatment approach in your case with you.
Further information about retinal detachment and its treatment can be found in the patient information leaflet.