Retinal detachment is a severe eye condition which can cause severe or even permanent vision loss.
It can occur at any age, but it is more common in people over the age of 40.
Some common symptoms include:
- Flashes of light
- Poor vision or a shadow appearance across the top of the eye
What are floaters?
Floaters are specks that move in and out of your field of vision. They may be more noticeable when looking at a plain background. Floaters are tiny clumps of cells inside the vitreous humor (the clear fluid that fills the inside of the eye) that can be different shapes.
Retinal vein occlusion
Retinal vein occlusion, also referred to as an eye stroke, is a common cause of sudden painless reduction in vision in older people.
- Blurry or distorted vision, typically in one eye
- You may not experience any symptoms at all