• Will a tractional retinal detachment happen in my second eye as well?


    Question:

    I have a tractional retinal detachment in my left eye. Will I have the same condition in my right eye and how many years before it happens? The tractional retinal detachment happened 8 years ago.


    Answer:

    Traction retinal detachments can be caused by a variety of underlying conditions. In some of these cases, the fellow eye may be at risk, but other causes do not put the fellow eye at risk. I encourage you to discuss this question with your retinal physician.


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