Retinal detachment describes a situation in which a thin layer of tissue the retina at the back of the eye pulls away from its normal position. Retinal detachment will separate the retinal cells from the layer of blood vessels that provides it oxygen and nutrition. The longer the retinal detachment goes untreated the greater your risk of permanent vision loss in the affected eyes become. so under this circumstances contact an eye specialist right away that can also help save your vision.
The following factors increase your risk of retinal detachment
- Aging – the situation is more common in the people over the age of 50.
- Previous retinal detachment in one eye
- A family history of retinal detachment
- Extreme nearsightedness
- Previous eye surgery such as cataract removal
- Previous severe eye injury
- Previous some other eye disease or inflammation
- The inherited thinness of retinal tissue
- Traumatic injury to the eye