Retina detachment

Specialty of Ophthalmology

Retinal detachment occurs when separating the outer membrane of the retina (called the retinal pigment epithelium) of the inner layer (sensory retina). This detachment can be caused due to various reasons such as strong myopia or degenerative atrophic processes. Both conditions may be responsible for these layers are separated and that the fluid between the retina and transferred both to accumulate on the bottom. Consequently, in the detached retina segment blindness it occurs. Two of the most crucial signs that may alert the patient that has suffered a detached retina are viewing flashing lights and floaters. Treatment for most patients is surgery.

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