Help and frequently asked questions

Can retinal detachment be treated?


Yes. The treatment is to reposition and fix the retina often using a laser although more complex surgery may be required. Sight is usually improved in over 80 percent of patients with the first treatment. However, if the detachment occurs because of an underlying eye problem, that condition must also be treated if there is not to be a recurrence.

More information about retinal detachment can be found in our dedicated guide.