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Symptoms of a retinal tear or detachment can include:
Sudden increase in specks or clouds that appear to float at the front of your vision (learn more about floaters and flashes)
Abrupt appearance of flashes
Shadow in your side (peripheral) vision
Gray curtain moving across your vision
Vision suddenly diminishing
Anyone with these symptoms should contact us right away. If the retina does detach, it can cause blindness if not quickly treated. But seeing one of our specialists as soon as possible greatly improves your prognosis.
Please keep in mind that other medical conditions and eye problems can cause similar symptoms. Our doctors can provide an accurate diagnosis.