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When should I call my doctor if I have retinal detachment?

Your retina is a thin layer of tissue that sends messages to your brain, and it is crtical for good vision. If it tears or moves out of place, the condition is called a detached retina or retinal detachment. This is a medical emergency that needs treatment right away to save your vision. Call your doctor if you have any of these warning signs:
  • Seeing floaters (small spots or spider webs that float across your line of sight)
  • Seeing flashes of light
  • Feeling as if a curtain has been pulled in front of your eye

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