Retinal Detachments

What Are Retinal Detachments?

The vitreous is able to move away from the retina without causing problems. But sometimes the vitreous pulls hard enough to cause a tear the retina in one or more places. Fluid is then able to pass through a retinal tear ,and lift the retina off the back of the eye. When the retina is pulled away from the back of the eye in this manner , it causes a retinal detachment.

A Retinal detachment is a serious condition, Without treatment the entire Retina could detach causing vision loss and perhaps blindness.

Symptoms of Retinal Detachments
  • A sudden decrease in your vision.
  • Sudden increase in size and number of floaters.
  • Feeling that a curtain or veil has been drawn over your vision.
  • Dramatic increase in the amount of flashes.
  • Having a shadow appear in the side of your field of vision.
  • If you experience any of these symptoms, call us as soon as possible to schedule an examination.

Retinal Detachment Brochure

Check out this informative video regarding warning signs, and subsequent treatment, for a retinal detachment.