The most common cause is aging. As you age, the amount of vitreous (a gel-like substance that coats the inside of your eye) can change, causing the retina to shift out of place. In many cases, as scar tissue grows on the surface of the retina, it detaches from the membrane that borders the eye. It can be due to various other reasons. Long-term untreated retinal detachment increases the risk of vision loss. It is a severe medical condition and needs prompt medical care.
Surgery is the mainstay treatment for retinal detachment. Some types of detached retina surgery include