Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, 61, was urged to Attikon-hospital at Friday noon, where doctors diagnosed the beginning of retinal detachment. Greek media and a press release by the PM office say, Samaras will undergo surgery tomorrow, Saturday.
According to some media, the detachment may have occurred due to overwork or excessive stress.
UPD: After a thorough check at the hospital Samaras returned to his office.
Initial symptoms of retinal detachment are flashing lights and floaters (spots, little flies), in more severe cases, a curtain in the view. According to ophthalmologists, causes for retinal detachment can be cataract surgery, or trauma to the eye. Retinal detachments can occur at any age. They occur most commonly in younger adults (25-50 years of age) who are highly nearsighted (myopic) and in older people following cataract surgery.