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Flashcards in Objective 5c Retinal Detachment Deck (5):
1

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.
NO pain

2

What should you do if you suspect a retinal detachment?

Immediate referral is imperative! RED light

3

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.

4

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.

5

Whom do retinal detachments usually occur in?

Middle aged and older. Rare in young adults.