Retinal Tear

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Over the course of an individual’s lifetime, the vitreous inside of the eye shrinks. As it continues to shrink, a portion of retinal tissue may stay attached to the vitreous, leading to a retinal tear. If left untreated, a tear may lead to retinal detachment. With treatment, the damage usually can be repaired.

Retinal Holes

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As with retinal tears, the vitreous inside of the eye shrinks as we age. As it continues to shrink, a small portion of retinal tissue may be torn off of the retina, leading to a retinal hole. If left untreated, most retinal holes will not harm your eyesight, but in some cases, they can lead to a serious condition called retinal detachment.