When the retina detaches, the thin layer of tissue at the back of the eye is pulled away from the layer underneath. The retina has a lot of visual nerve cells. So when the retina tears or detaches, it will cause loss of vision seriously and permanently unless the surgery can be performed in a timely manner.
Signs and symptoms:
- Seeing many turbidity or shadow moving across your field of vision in the first two or three days.
- Seeing everything distortedly. Seeing straight lines as curved lines.
- Blurred vision on one side, a corner or decreased vision.
When you have these symptoms, go to the ophthalmic center immediately for the timely surgery in order to preserve your sight.
Many causes can lead to retinal detachment, so people who have the following diseases should get an examination periodically to detect disease in a timely manner.
- People with myopia over -6.00D should check retina periodically for manifestations of degeneration which is caused by myopia to have timely treatment. In most cases, maybe they have some small tears in the periphery of the retinal membrane, which can develop into retinal detachment.
- Eyeball is pierced or contused, causing retinal detachment with tears or other injuries of eyeball and eyelid. In this situation, the patients should go to the ophthalmic center to get timely treatment.
- Secondary retinal detachment is met in case of eye with uveitis or melanoma eye.
- Adults over 60 years old get degeneration with vitreous humor detachment, causing retinal detachment.
- Children rarely have retinal detachment. If yes, it is often due to congenital malformation of vitreous humor or congenital severe myopia.