Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Retinal Detachment Underlying Cause

The most common cause of retinal detachment is age. As the eye ages, changes to the jelly-like substance that fills the eye can lead to retinal detachment.

Causes of retinal detachment include:

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Last Updated: Feb 9, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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