The retina is a very thin layer of tissue that lines the inner part of the eye and sends light impulses to the brain via the optic nerve. If a pet has the retina pulled away from it's normal position, the dog or cat has a retinal detachment. Retinal detachments are more common among older pets, although it can happen at any age. Retinal detachment may be caused by congenital defects, which can cause immediate retinal detachment or detachment in the long term. It is advised to consult a veterinarian, an eye exam is needed to determine if the retinal detachment is caused by a medical condition.
Detached Retina Affects