Flashcards in Objective 5c Retinal Detachment Deck (5):
What are symptoms of a Retinal Detachment?
Shadow spreading across the vision of one eye.
Blank spot or curtain / cobwebs
Bright flashes of light or showers of dark spots or floaters.
What should you do if you suspect a retinal detachment?
Immediate referral is imperative! RED light
How does a retinal detachment appear in an ophthalmoscope?
The detached area may appear grey or brownish-green in comparison to nearby normal orange-hued tissue. Sometimes a horse-shoe shaped tear can be seen.
What has happened in a retinal detachment?
The sensory layers of the retina have separated from the pigmented epithelium, allowing fluid to seep underneath weakening the attachment so that the retina becomes detached.