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Retinal Tears and Retinal Detachment

A retinal detachment (RD) occurs when the neurosensory retina separates from the back of the eye.  A retinal tear may lead to a retinal detachment and vision loss quickly.

A retinal tear (often in a nearsighted individual with “thin” retina tissue) is often heralded with symptoms including the perception of flashes of light and showers of “floaters”. Individuals who experience these symptoms should get a dilated pupil retinal exam to make certain a retinal tear, if present, is treated before a retinal detachment occurs. A retinal tear without a retinal detachment may be sealed by laser in the office to prevent a retinal detachment and vision loss.

If a retinal detachment occurs, it should be treated surgically- sometimes this can be performed in the office. Retinal detachment repair is a sight-saving procedure.

How to Get More Information

Early diagnosis can help you keep your vision longer than ever before. Please contact us today for more information. Request an appointment online or call 1-800-380-0111.