Can retinal detachment be prevented?

Early diagnosis is key to preventing vision loss associated with retinal detachment. It is important to get your eyes checked every year, and more often if you are at greater risk of eye disease.

Regular eye exams are important for people who are nearsighted and more prone to retinal detachment. If you are unsure about your risk, talk to your eye doctor. He or she can tell you how often you should have your eyes examined.

If you notice any symptoms of a possible retinal detachment, such as flashes, floaters, or darkening of peripheral vision, call your doctor immediately.

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