A patient presented with sudden onset of floaters, diminution of vision and sensation of falling of a curtain (veil) in front of the eye. Which one of the following is the appropriate diagnosis? (AIPG 2011)
If the patient complains of flashes of bright light, "a curtain falling in front of the eye," or floating black specks, these findings may be an indication of retinal detachment.
1. A retinal detachment is painless. People usually see an increase in small, floating objects (floaters) or many flashes of bright light. Peripheral vision is typically lost first, and vision loss spreads as the detachment progresses.
2. The loss of vision resembles a curtain or veil falling across the line of sight. If the macula becomes detached, vision rapidly deteriorates,.