The retina is a thin nerve membrane in the back of your eye. It detects light entering the eye. Then it sends signals to your brain about what the eye sees.
Retinal detachment means the retina has separated from the wall of the eye. This can lead to severe vision loss or blindness.
Surgery can reattach your retina. The sooner it's done, the better chance you'll be able to see well again.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of:
May 23, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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