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A detachment is a military unit that is a permanent separate unit smaller than a company, such as a Medical Detachment. A company is a military unit, typically consisting of 100-200 soldiers. ...

Detachment is a state in where a person becomes separated from his or her environment and its influence. It is an important principal in Buddhism, Zen philosophy, and Kabbalah. In psychology it is referred to as dissociation or apathy. A replica of an ancient statue found among the ruins of a temple at Sarnath Buddhism is a religion and philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, who lived between approximately 566 and 486 BCE. Originating in India, Buddhism gradually spread throughout Asia to Central Asia... Bodhidharma, woodblock print by Yoshitoshi, 1887. ... The tree of life. ... Dissociation is a psychological state or condition in which certain thoughts, emotions, sensations, or memories are separated from the rest of the psyche. ... Apathy is the lack of emotion, motivation, or enthusiasm. ...

Detachment is also the state of not being influenced by other people or personal feelings, the state of being unbiased. Bias has several different meanings, most relating to an offset or prejudice of some sort. ...

Lao Tzu's "Tao Te Ching" expressed the concept (in chapter 44) as: Lao Zi (also spelled Laozi, Lao Tzu, or Lao Tse) was a famous Chinese philosopher who is believed to have lived in approximately the 4th century BC, during the Hundred Schools of Thought and Warring States Periods. ... The Tao Te Ching (道德經, Pinyin: D Jīng, thus sometimes rendered in recent works as Dao De Jing; archaic pre-Wade-Giles rendering: Tao Teh Ching; roughly translated as The Book of the Way and its Virtue (see dedicated chapter below on translating the title)) is an ancient Chinese scripture...

Fame or Self: Which matters more? Self or Wealth: Which is more precious? Gain or Loss: Which is more painful? He who is attached to things will suffer much. He who saves will suffer heavy loss. A contented man is rarely disappointed. He who knows when to stop does not find himself in trouble. He will stay forever safe.

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Retinal Detachment Resource Guide [NEI Health Information] (1384 words)
Retinal detachments are treated with surgery that may require the patient to stay in the hospital.
Retinal detachment, separation of the neurosensory retina from the underlying retinal pigment epithelium, is a sight threatening condition that is considered one of the few ocular emergencies.
Surgeons involved in retinal detachment surgery should be aware that visual function based on acuity testing may continue to improve in the long term, most notably in those with the following patient characteristics: younger age, no or mild myopia (less than -5.00 D), and shorter duration of macular detachment (30 days or less).
Retinal Detachment - VisionChannel (632 words)
Retinal detachment is the separation of the retina from the choroid, a membrane dense with blood vessels that is located between the retina and the sclera ("white" of the eye).
There are three types of retinal detachment: rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, tractional retinal detachment, and exudative retinal detachment.
Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment is the most common type and occurs as a result of one or more small tears or holes in the retina.
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