How does a detached or torn retina affect your vision?

If a retinal tear is occurring, you may see a sudden increase in the size and number of floaters. As a retinal tear or detachment occurs, a shadow may appear in your peripheral (side) vision, and a dark gray curtain may move across your field of vision.

How do I use this simulator?

Drag the slider from left to right to see how this condition progresses. The further to the right, the more advanced the condition.

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