What is a Retinal Detatchment?

A retinal detatchment is when the retina pulls away from the underlying blood vessel network (choroid) and support (sclera) structures. There are several causes of retinal detatchments that include, retinal tears and posterior vitreous detatchments. Retinal Detatchment occur when the vitreous gel in the back of the eye start to liquefy that when the fluid leak through then tear and separate the retina from the back of the eye.