Does retina tear/detachment lead to eye cancer?

Can retina tear or detachment cause eye cancer?
A retinal tear is the separation of the retina from the underlying tissues that provide the retina with nutrition. Retinal tears do not lead to eye cancer but can occur as a consequence of some types of eye cancer like choroidal melanoma where the cancer cells separate the retina causing a tear or detachment and can even progress to blindness.

No, it’s the opposite. The available evidence suggests that retina tear or detachment is caused by eye cancer. Retinal tear or detachment separates the retinal cells from the vessels that provide nutrition. This condition can lead to permanent loss of vision.

The detachment of the retina can be caused by choroidal melanoma or choroidal metastasis. As cancer cells multiply and spread in the eye, they may detach or tear the retina to blur the vision or produce floaters in the vision. We need more studies to understand if retina tear or detachment can induce eye cancer. As of now, all we know is retina tear or detachment can cause permanent loss of vision if remain untreated for long.

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