Symptoms of Retinal detachment
Symptoms of Retinal detachment: Introduction
The symptoms of retinal detachment of the eye are a result of the retina pulling away from the choroid, the layer of blood vessels that supply the eye with critical oxygen and nutrients. The retina contains the visual receptors, the rods and the cones, which absorb light and transform it into electrical impulses that are transmitted through the optic nerve to the brain.
As the retina begins to pull away from the choroid, early symptoms include visual disturbances, such as seeing flashes of light and floating spots and specks. Blurred vision and seeing shadows can also occur. Symptoms of progressing retinal detachment include the loss of a portion of peripheral vision (vision to the side). This is often described as seeing a black or purple "curtain" moving in from the top, bottom or side of the visual field.
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Symptoms of Retinal detachment
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Retinal detachment: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Wrongly Diagnosed with Retinal detachment?
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Retinal detachment as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions
When considering symptoms of Retinal detachment, it is also important to consider Retinal detachment as a possible cause of other medical conditions.
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are indeed Retinal detachment symptoms.