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There's Only One Treatment for Retinal Detachment: Surgery

Posted by Joshua Udoetuk, M.D. on Feb 22, 2017 8:08:00 AM

You’ve probably heard the word “retina,” but may not know the importance of its function – or what a big deal it is when your retina becomes detached. Famously, Theodore Roosevelt suffered a detached retina after sparring in the White House with John L. Sullivan, the boxing champ. He eventually lost sight in his eye due to the injury. Now that you know a detached retina is nothing to take lightly, let’s talk about what a retina does and what to do if you’ve recently suffered an injury. 

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Topics: eye condition, detached retina, ophthalmology

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