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Retinal Detachment

Retinal detachment occurs when the sensitive nerve cell layer, the retina, at the back of the eye becomes detached from the underlying pigment epithelium. This allows fluid to collect beneath the retina. It can occur due to a number of reasons but trauma and injury are the most likely. The first noticable symptoms may be flashing lights followed by a loss of vision which may be seen as a grey shadow.

Treatment consists of sealing the retinal tear. This can be done by cryo-therapy or lazer treatment.

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