Retinal detachment and tears may be caused by eye injury, the aging process, tumors, cataract surgery, eye disease or extreme nearsightedness.
Several early symptoms may indicate a detached or torn retina:
• Light flashes in one eye
• A dark shadow over part of the field of vision
• Blurred vision or blind spots
• Watery vision
These symptoms do not always indicate retinal detachment, but if you're experiencing them, you should go to an emergency room, call us or see one of our doctors as soon as possible.
Tell your doctor what you were doing at the time of the injury, or what materials you may have been working with.