Retinal Detachment

This information is useful for children, adults, and older adults
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Why Yale?
  • Yale Medicine offers the full range of state-of-the-art treatments for retinal detachment.
  • Our surgeons have achieved a high success rate in treating retinal detachment.
  • We are advancing the treatment of retinal detachment with new clinical approaches.

A torn retina is a common problem that many people experience, usually without any lasting damage. If you suspect you have a torn retina, it's smart to seek evaluation. That's because sometimes a torn retina progresses to a detached retina, which can bring lasting loss of visual function or even blindness. 

Ophthalmologists and researchers at Yale Medicine are focused on developing new, more effective treatments for retinal conditions.