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    how serious is a detached retina?


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    I don't know but it sure doesn't sound good. In fact it sounds to me like that would mean blindness, but I really have no clue. Sorry.


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    ok, i wondered if i could get an answer here, but i just looked it up. i guess it is serious, can cause blindness. I asked because on monday i got nailed in the head (near the eye) with a soccer ball. The whole situation wasn't even that bad, until the stupid gym teacher mentioned that that can cause a detached retina... then i got scared. i'm fine though, thank God.
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    Many soccer players miss their headers and get nailed in the eye. I haven't heard of any detached retinas yet.
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    The signs of a detached retina, are bright flashes of light, if you have these get your arse to the docs ASAP - or lose sight in the eye. Everybody experiences occasional flashes, but in this case they appear unusually bright, and are more frequent.
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    detached retina, are a severe issue. You can be blind afterward, depending on the degree of the detachment, and the localisation of this detachment. Needless to say that it's a serious issue when the fovea (the part of the retina wich has the maximum eye resolution) is involved.

    Most of the time, you can find via the examination of the retina, some early signs of such a disease. It's possible via laser, to fix your retina, and avoid such problems. I had one of this laser 20 years ago. My retina recieved more than 750 hits, and at one moment I had the feeling that Mike Tyson was bumping me
    Ah I forgot to say, the opthalmologist told me that the exam was not painful at all :P
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