What are the symptoms?
Symptoms, which appear successively, are:
- Seeing floaters, also known as “flying mosquitoes” or “flying flies” (dark specks that move when we move our eyes). They are caused by changes in the vitreous humour.
- Seeing light flashes. This is a symptom of greater importance, which reflects the existence of pulling on the retina. It usually appears when the detachment has already happened.
- Dark curtain over an area of the field of vision. It occurs when retina detachment is already present. In this case, immediate ophthalmologic advice must be sought.
- Distortion of images followed by a significant decrease of visual sharpness. This symptom appears if the central area of the retina (the macula) is damaged.