Retinal tears can result from aging changes in the vitreous gel. They can present without any symptoms, or with flashes and floaters (see Flashes and Floaters). These tears need to be evaluated by a retina specialist and usually need laser treatment or cryotherapy (freezing) treatment. If left untreated, they may progress to a retinal detachment and permanent blindness.
Retina Torn Photocoagulation (English Version)
Retina Torn Cryopexy (English Version)
Retina Torn Photocoagulation (Spanish Version)
Retina Torn Cryopexy (Spanish Version)