Retinal Detachment

Retinal Detachment

  • Retina pulls away from the back of the eye
  • Sudden increase in floaters and/or seeing flashes of light can indicate retinal detachment
  • Eye health history and age can affect risk of retinal detachment
  • Retinal detachment is serious and should be treated as a matter of extreme urgency
  • If getting symptoms contact optometrist or hospital eye casualty department as soon as possible

More in-depth information written in plain English can be found on the College of Optometrists’ website:
Floaters: http://lookafteryoureyes.org/eye-conditions/floaters-and-flashes
Flashes: http://lookafteryoureyes.org/eye-conditions/floaters-and-flashes/flashes
Retinal Detachment: http://lookafteryoureyes.org/eye-conditions/retinal-detachment

Additional information is provided by the Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB): Retinal Detachment: http://www.rnib.org.uk/eye-health-eye-conditions-z-eye-conditions/retinal-detachment