Retinal detachment is separation of the inner layers of the retina from the back of the eye ball. It is usually painless, but visual symptoms usually appear before it occurs:
- Sudden appearance or increase in floaters
- Flashes of lights
- Shadow or curtain in front of your vision
- Sudden decrease in vision
Seek immediate medical help if you experience any one of the above symptoms. Retinal detachment is an ocular emergency, if it is not treated in a timely manner, permanent vision loss may result.