Retinal detachment is a serious eye condition where the retina becomes separated from its underlying tissue. It can cause vision loss or blindness if not treated promptly.

Symptoms include sudden flashes of light, floaters, and a curtain-like shadow over the visual field.

Treatment usually involves surgery (vitrectomy), to reattach the retina.

Risk factors include age, nearsightedness, previous eye surgery or injury, and certain medical conditions such as diabetes.