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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.

A serious complication of an untreated retinal detachment is the progressive loss of vision in the affected eye. Eventually, all vision can be lost in the affected eye....more about Retinal detachment »

Symptoms of Retinal detachment

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Retinal detachment includes the 12 symptoms listed below:

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Retinal detachment: Complications

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Retinal detachment: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Retinal detachment?

The list of other diseases or medical conditions that may be on the differential diagnosis list of alternative diagnoses for Retinal detachment includes:

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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. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Retinal detachment may cause:

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Retinal detachment. This signs and symptoms information for Retinal detachment has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Retinal detachment signs or Retinal detachment symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Retinal detachment may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Retinal detachment symptoms.


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