A detached or torn retina requires immediate treatment. If you are experiencing symptoms, such as difficulty seeing – call your doctor immediately. A torn retina can become detached quickly. Once a retina detaches, blindness could occur within hours.
The only way to repair a detached retina is surgery, such as neumatic retinopexy, scleral buckling surgery and vitrectomy. If your retina is torn but not yet detached, your ophthalmologist may be able to repair it using lasers.