Risk factors are not required to develop a retinal tear, but they make the likelihood greater. These factors include:
There is no way to predict who might develop a retinal tear or when it might occur.
An eye injury, lattice degeneration, myopia, family history of retinal detachment, or previous eye injury may be the causes behind these sight difficulties.
Retinal tears are typically treated with laser or a freezing procedure (cryotherapy). Treatment is performed in an office setting and is very effective and quite safe.