Retinal detachment is a serious event. This occurs when the retina physically separates itself from the back of the eye. It can be caused by eye trauma or other events.
People having a retinal detachment will typically have an earlier onset of increased flashers and floaters, often accompanied by a feeling of ‘heaviness’ in the eye. When the detachment occurs, patients may see a dense shadow, as though a veil or curtain were lowered over their vision, or central vision loss.
This condition requires treatment to save usable vision. If you ever experience these symptoms, please drop whatever you’re doing and call us immediately.