Retinal Tears & Detachments
Many retinal detachments happen as a result of a tear or hole developing in the retina. This often occurs when the retina becomes thin, particularly among those who are short-sighted.
Retinal detachment can also be brought on by other health conditions such as diabetes, surgery for cataracts, and occasionally after a serious blow to the eye.
The signs of a hole or detachment are usually flashes and floaters or a veil/shadow across your vision. If these signs are noticed then urgent attention is required to confirm a tear / detachment and refer for treatment to repair it.