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Retinal detachment

Retinal detachment occurs when the thin lining at the back of your eye called the retina begins to pull away from the blood vessels that supply it with oxygen and nutrients.
Symptoms of retinal detachment
Initial symptoms of retinal detachment include the sudden appearance of floaters – black dots, specks or streaks that float across the field of vision.
Causes of retinal detachment
The most common cause of retinal detachment is when tiny holes develop inside the retina.
Treating retinal detachment
If retinal detachment has occurred, surgery is usually required to reattach the retina.
Recovering from retinal detachment
After the operation, your eyelids may feel itchy and sticky, and some fluid may leak from your eye.
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