Learn how the retina's layers can separate, resulting in the retina's inability to transmit visual signals to the brain.
A retinal detachment occurs when the retina's layers separate. Any portion of the retina that is detached cannot send visual signals to the brain. If left untreated, retinal detachment can cause devastating damage to an individual's vision. Retinal detachment is considered an ocular emergency that requires immediate medical attention.
This content was last updated on: January 9, 2018