The retina is a light-sensitive layer of tissue that lines the back of the eye. It converts visual images into nerve impulses in the brain that allow us to see. When the retina is pulled or falls away from its position, it is called a detached retina.

A detached retina may be caused by:

  • Eye trauma—damage from blunt or penetrating injuries to the eye
  • Fluid getting into the sub-retinal space through a retinal break

Detached Retina
Detached Retin
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