Retina detachment

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What is retina detachment?

The retina is a layer of tissue that is responsible for vision. A detached retina can impact your vision and without treatment could lead to blindness. The common symptoms include floaters, i.e. seeing dots or circles, darkened peripheral (or side) vision, and seeing flashes of light.

Common symptoms reported by people with retina detachment

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people for retina detachment

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Compare treatments taken by people with retina detachment

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Who has retina detachment on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 58 say retina detachment is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 4
30s 16
40s 16
50s 30
60s 25
70+ 14
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 6
20-29 years 7
30-39 years 8
40-49 years 5
50-59 years 12
60-69 years 7
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 52
Female 56

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 60
Not Diagnosed 5

These charts show data from retina detachment patients who have completed their condition history
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