Which of the following statements are correct concerning the medical emergency of retinal detachment?
Select all that apply.
A. Without emergent ophthalmic evaluation, surgical intervention, and correction, permanent and total blindness may result.
B. Immediate interventions include placing the patient in a supine position with the head turned toward the side of the affected eye.
C. Patient history includes a sudden, painful, and complete loss of vision.
D. Retinal detachments may occur either spontaneously or following trauma.
E. The elderly, greater than 85 years of age, are at the highest risk for retinal detachment.