Patients’ reports are very similar: First you see flight flashes, suddenly more floaters and then a curtain-like shadow over your field of vision. These are typical signs of a retinal detachment, in which the light-sensitive layer with the nerve cells detaches from the underlying pigment epithelium and can therefore no longer transmit a visual impression.
Retinal detachment (ablatio retinae)
Retinal detachment (ablatio retinae) is a very serious condition that must be treated immediately by an eye surgeon. Without treatment, the vision in the affected eye will be irreversibly damaged. Under certain circumstances, the eye can even go blind.