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Retinal Detatchments - Warning Signs

EyeProp.jpgThe risk of tearing or detaching your retina climbs six-fold from your 50s to your 70s. And it also increases after cataract surgery. Dr. Suleiman Sefau performs most of these in PEI. He's an ophthalmologist and retinal specialist at the Polyclinic in Charlottetown. He says it is important for people who think they've torn or detached their retina to get it looked at immediately.

CBC's Laura Chapin also spoke to 78 year old Pat Sedgwick who who faced this problem recently and had to go to Halifax for surgery.

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