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What are warning signs of tears or detachments?

Warning signs of a tear or detachment include flashing lights, new floaters, a shadow in the periphery of your field of vision, or a gray curtain moving across your field of vision. If you are experiencing any of these signs, please call your doctor.  

What are risk factors for tears or detachments?

Anyone can have a tear or detachment but there are factors for those most at risk, which include family history of vitreo-retinal problems, age, cardiovascular disease or diabetes, nearsightedness, previous eye surgery or trauma to the eye.>