Other causes relate to short sightedness and age. The fluid in the eyeball can undergo a change when we reach 50-60 years old making the eye more susceptible to this problem.
Signs and Symptoms Of A Detached Retina
The early signs and symptoms are the appearance usually in the corner of the field of vision of the affected eye of a crescent shaped black area that can within a short time spreads, obliterating all the eye’s vision.
What To Do If You Suspect A Detached Retina
The key is to recognize the symptom as soon as possible, treat as an emergency and seek immediate help at your nearest eye clinic. The good news is that in most cases the lesion can be repaired virtually painlessly by laser treatment.
Dangers If Not Treated Immediately
Although not always directly related to eye redness this condition can lead to loss of sight in the affected eye unless the symptoms are recognized and immediate treatment is carried out.
As a point of interest many boxers have had their careers curtailed by the governing bodies after suffering from a detached retina.