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Retinal detachment means that the retina-a thin layer of nerve tissue at the back of your eye-has detached, or pulled away. This can lead to vision loss and blindness, but surgery can often restore good vision.
A retina can detach as a result of aging, an eye injury, inflammation, or some diseases such as diabetes. But many times there is no obvious cause.
Current as of:
March 3, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Carol L. Karp, MD - Ophthalmology
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