Retinal detachment itself is painless. If part of the retina detaches, it will not function properly. But warning signs almost always appear before it occurs or has advanced, such as:
- Blind spot
- Blurred vision or shadowy lines
- A curtain-like shadow effect over your visual field
- Suddenly seeing many floaters (spots) or flashes of light
It is important that you see an eye doctor right away. Your doctor needs to act quickly to try to repair the damage and prevent permanent vision loss.