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Who is at risk for retinal detachment?

Risk factors for retinal detachment include the following:
  • aging (it is more common in people over age 40)
  • previous retinal detachment or eye surgery
  • family history
  • extreme nearsightedness
  • previous severe eye injury or trauma
  • previous eye disease or disorder
This content originally appeared on HealthyWomen.org.

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