Retinal Tears

What Are Retinal Tears?

Retinal tears occur when part of the retina separates from the outer layers of the eye. If not treated promptly, retinal tears may lead to retinal detachment, a medical emergency that can cause rapid loss of vision.

Risk Factors

  • Family history of retinal detachment
  • Severe myopia
  • Previous eye injuries
  • Age (over 40 years old)
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Are There Any Signs & Symptoms?

Retinal tears are mostly painless. Some symptoms include:

Early detection and treatment can help to prevent retinal tears from getting worse.

Dr. Wong Chee Wai

Senior Consultant Eye Surgeon
MBBS (Singapore), M.Med (Ophth), FAMS (Ophth), MCI (Singapore),

Sub-specialties: Retinal Conditions, Cataracts

Languages: English, Mandarin, Cantonese

Fellowship Trained Specialist
Former Consultant at Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC)
Former Clinical Lead of the High Myopia Clinic at the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC)
Started the Surgical Retina Service at Sengkang Hospital
Former Assistant Professor at the Duke-NUS Medical School

  • Dr Wong Chee Wai was awarded 3 gold medals for Best Candidate in Cornea and Refractive, Neuro-ophthalmology and Ethics in the Eye Specialists’ Exit exam
  • Research Training Fellowship Award, National Medical Research Council (2017)
eye doctor, Symptoms of Retinal Tears

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