A retinal detachment is a medical emergency and if you experience any of the following symptoms you need to get to an eye care professional immediately:
~ A sudden or gradual increase in light flashes and/or the number of floaters in your eye. Floaters are little specks or particles that you see floating about in your field of vision.
~ The appearance of a ‘curtain’ over your field of vision
~ A sudden decrease in your vision.
The retina can also become torn, and if left untreated, can lead to detachment. Symptoms of a tear in your retina are similar to detachment, especially an increase in floaters and light flashes. Either way, these are both very serious eye conditions and need the attention of an eye care professional immediately. If left untreated, retinal detachment can lead to a permanent loss of vision.