Originally Posted by Zantastic
Best wishes for a speedy recovery!
Besides Nords' link above, I also found some info on Wikipedia: Retinal detachment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I was at first surprised that so many posters knew about this ailment. Then, the article above says that the lifetime risk for a person is 1 in 300, increasing to 1 in 20 for people with severe myopia (above 5–6 diopters). Wow!
The most important thing I learn is to get immediate medical attention, or permanent blindness will result in a matter of days. This is scary stuff.