Eyesight: Three symptoms of retinal detachment – left untreated could lead to vision loss – Daily Express

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The expression goes ‘the eyes are the windows to the soul’. They are also key indicators to one’s health. With age, the lenses of the eyes become less flexible and make it difficult to focus on close objects. One serious health condition, which if left untreated could lead to vision loss, bears three early warning symptoms not to ignore.
Retinal detachment describes an emergency situation in which a critical layer of tissue or the retina located at the back of the eye begins to pull away from the layer of blood vessels which provides it with oxygen and nutrients.
There are many causes of retinal detachment; however, the most common causes include ageing or an eye injury.
The longer retinal detachment goes untreated, the greater your risk of permanent vision loss in the affected eye.Eyesight: Retinal detachment
According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms of retinal detachment include:
The sudden appearance of many floaters — tiny specks that seem to drift through your field of vision
There are many causes of retinal detachment, but the most common causes include ageing or an eye injury.
“There are three types of retinal detachment,” said the National Eye Institute.
The health site explained: “These include rhegmatogenous, tractional, and exudative.
“Each type happens because of a different problem that causes your retina to move away from the back of your eye.”Eyesight: Reduce screen time You or a family member has had a retinal detachment before
You’ve had a serious eye injury
You’ve had eye surgery, like surgery to treat cataracts
Diabetic retinopathy (a condition in people with diabetes that affects blood vessels in the retina)
Extreme near-sightedness (myopia), especially a severe type called degenerative myopia
Posterior vitreous detachment (when the gel-like fluid in the centre of the eye pulls away from the retina)
Certain other eye diseases, including retinoschisis (when the retina separates into 2 layers) or lattice degeneration (thinning of the retina).
To keep eyes healthy even with increased screen time, ophthalmic surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital, Alex Lonides advises:
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