OverviewAs a result of injury, tumors, or disease, the retina can become completely or partially detached causing diminished vision. The retina can be repaired by laser, cryoprobe, or surgery.
Update Date 8/8/2012
Updated by: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Franklin W. Lusby, MD, Ophthalmologist, Lusby Vision Institute, La Jolla, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.