Retinal Tear / Detachments

Retinal Tear / Detachments

Diseases of the Retina / Vitreous: Retinal Tears and Detachments

What are Retinal Tears and Detachments

Diagram of the human eye

The retina is the light-sensitive layer of tissue that lines the back wall of the eye. The retina is responsible for vision. When the retina detaches, it is lifted or pulled from its normal position. If not promptly treated, retinal detachment can cause permanent vision loss.

In some cases, there may be small areas of the retina that are torn open. These areas, called retinal tears or retinal breaks, can lead to retinal detachment.

Learn more about Retinal Tears and Detachments by clicking on the + to the left of each heading.

What causes Retinal Tears and Detachments?
What are the Symptoms of Retinal Tears and Detachments
What are the Treatment Options?
What You Can Do to Protect Your Vision
Making the Most of Your Remaining Vision