Retinal detachment is a condition in which retina begins to detach itself from the rest of your eye. It is a serious condition that requires emergency surgical attention when the condition is properly diagnosed.
The three different types of retinal detachment are as follows.
A tear or break in the retina allows fluid to get under the retina and separate it from the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), the pigmented cell layer that nourishes the retina. These types of retinal detachments are the most common.
In this type of detachment, scar tissue on the retina's surface contracts and causes the retina to separate from the RPE. This type of detachment is less common.
Frequently caused by retinal diseases, including inflammatory disorders and injury/trauma to the eye. In this type, fluid leaks into the area underneath the retina, but there are no tears or breaks in the retina.
Without prompt medical attention, a retinal detachment can lead to very serious medical problems. Retinal detachment can lead to some vision loss in part of your eye.
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