Detached Retina Prevention

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How to Prevent Detached Retina

To help prevent retinal detachment, do the following:

  • Always wear protective eyewear or goggles when participating in:
    • Contact sports
    • Activities that involve flying objects
    • Any other potentially dangerous activity where the eye can get injured
  • Have regular eye exams at least once a year if you are at risk. Depending on your age and risk factors, you may need to see the eye doctor more often.
  • Contact an eye doctor immediately if you have:
    • An eye injury
    • Any symptoms of retinal detachment, such as flashing lights, floating objects, loss of part of your peripheral vision, or any other change in vision


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