The retina is the layer of tissue at the back of your eyes that perceives light and consists of nerves. Retinal detachment, which is a serious eye disease, is when this layer separates from the inner surface of the eyeball to which it attaches. Retinal detachment is a very serious eye condition that can cause massive amounts of pain and, if not treated quickly, blindness. This happens when tears gather in the retina before detaching.
If retinal tears are not repaired, it can spread to the entire retina and a person's vision will suffer. If the retinal tears are dealt with early, the disease will be prevented and no detachment is needed - the tears can be fixed.
Retinal detachment can often lead to permanent vision loss if left untreated.
Retinal tears are manifested by abnormalities such as flashes of light, decreased vision, a partial loss of vision and in the visual field: large objects seem small or vice versa (objects), one loses part of the visual field, objects have black dots or fly flies on them.
It is of utmost importance to know the symptoms and go to the doctor on time for early detection, as this promotes good health and avoids a possible state of blindness.