DETACHED RETINA By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 The separationof the inner layer of the retina from the outer pigment layer. Also called retinal detachment. See diabetic retinopathy. DETACHED RETINA: "A detached retina causes you to see flashes of light." Related Psychology Terms RETINA PHOTOPIGMENT OUTER NUCLEAR LAYER RETINOPATHY OF PREMATURITY (ROP) OUTER PLEXIFORM LAYER SHORT-WAVELENGTH PIGMENT AMACRINE CELLS EPIDERMIS RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA RETINAL HORIZONTAL CELLS Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "DETACHED RETINA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/detached-retina/ (accessed January 23, 2018).