How is it treated?
It is important to rule out a retinal tear or hole prior to development of retinal detachment, which can be treated using Laser photocoagulation, Cryotherapy and prevention of strenuous physical activities.
Retinal detachment can cause permanent vision impairment, and may require treatment with injecting gas bubble (Pneumatic retinopexy), encircling silicon band (Scleral buckle) or Vitrectomy to remove the vitreous and reattach the retina.
What is it?
Degeneration in the jelly substance inside the eye (Vitreous) can cause it to pull away from the retina (causing a flash of light) and its folding and clumping creates a floater in the form of dots, insects, cobwebs, lines and various shapes moving in and out of the visual fields.