Definitions for "Retinal Detachment"
A serious disorder that occurs when part of the retina becomes separated from the back of the eyeball.
Painless disorder where patient may notice gradual raising or lowering of a curtain over the visual field of the affected eye. May occur with aging of eye or as a result of trauma. Caused by a detachment of the retina from the back of the eye, often from the “pulling” effect of the vitreous, the jelly-like ball that fills most of the eye behind the lens. Patient may also notice a sudden increase in “floaters” or flashing lights. Any such symptoms require an immediate visit to an ophthalmologist. See Free Eye Tests.
separation of the retina from its normal location covering the inner surface of the back portion of the eye
a medical emergency and can cause permanent