Retinal detachment occurs when the thin lining at the back of your eye called the retina begins to pull away from the blood vessels that supply it with oxygen and nutrients.
Without prompt treatment, it will lead to blindness in the affected eye.
Most people will experience warning signs that indicate their retina is at risk of detaching before they lose their sight. These are:
- the sudden appearance of floaters – dark spots that float in your field of vision
- sudden short flashes of light in one eye
- blurred or distorted vision