Vision Conditions

Retinal detachment

Retinal DetachmentThe part of the eye that collects light and transmits the images to the optic nerve and brain is the retina. The retina lines the back wall of the eye, and separation from this inner wall, is known as retinal detachment.
Symptoms of retinal detachment include a sudden defect in your vision, such as a blind spot or noticeable shadow that obscures your vision; a sudden increase in “floaters”, which look like small threads or particles; or flashes of light.

Eye injuries, tumors, and cataract surgery can cause the retina to detach. Very near-sighted individuals, elderly patients, and those with diabetic retinopathy are at a greater risk for spontaneous detachment. If you experience any of the symptoms of retinal detachment, contact our office immediately for an appointment.