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Causes of retinal detachment


What are the causes of retinal detachment?

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Registered Optometrist Paul Carroll BSc(Hons) MCOptom MBA answers this question.

This can follow an eye injury or a blow to the head. It can also occur as a result of some underlying eye problem, e.g. very short sight (high myopia), inflammation or infection at the back of the eye, a tear in the retina, or blood vessel problems.

For more information about retinal detachment, see our video below:


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Optician's Biography

Optometrist Paul Carroll joined Specsavers 20 years ago as the resident optometrist director at Specsavers in Southport and for the last 15 years, has worked as Director of Professional Services for the Specsavers group. Paul is closely involved with the development of eyecare services at Specsavers and across the wider optical sector through his appointment to a variety of professional, health and educational posts.
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