Retinal detachment is an emergency situation and must be seen to right away. If you are experiencing any of the following consult an eye care professional.
The sudden appearance of many floaters — tiny specks that seem to drift through your field of vision.
Flashes of light in one or both eyes (photopsia)
Blurred vision or an area that is blacked out.
Gradually reduced side (peripheral) vision.
Retinal detachment is when the tissue at the back of the eye (retina) detaches from the layers of blood vessels that provide oxygen and nourishment to the eye.
Management involves laser treatment or surgery to stick the retina back to the layers to blood vessels.