Retinal Detachment

What is Retinal Detachment?

Retinal detachment is a serious condition that occurs when the retina separates from the outer layers of the eye. As the retina separates, the supply of oxygen and nourishment normally supplied from the blood vessels is cut off. Consequently, permanent and rapid vision loss can occur within a short amount of time. Retinal detachment is an medical emergency that requires immediate attention from an eye specialist.

Retinal detachment usually occurs after retinal tears have developed in the eye.

Risk Factors

  • Family history of retinal detachment
  • Severe myopia
  • Previous eye injuries
  • Age (over 40 years old)
  • Have had previous incidences of retinal detachment
ISEC APEC Asia Pacific Eye Centre Details of Eye Retinal Detachment

Are There Any Signs & Symptoms?

If you are experiencing symptoms of retinal detachment, please seek medical attention immediately. 

Do call us at 6470 3366 for immediate appointment booking. In the event that it is after clinic hours, please proceed straight to A&E.

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