A retinal detachment occurs when your retina pulls away from the back of the eye, which can cause permanent vision loss. A retinal detachment can occur with no warning signs. At other times, the warning signs include sudden onset/shower of floaters, flashes of light, or a curtain or shadow over your vision. This is a medical emergency. If you are experiencing these signs or symptoms, contact our office immediately.
You are at a higher risk of a retinal detachment if you have had a serious eye or head injury, have a high nearsighted glasses prescription, have a family member who had a retinal detachment, or have had a tear or detachment in your other eye. Your eye doctor can use instruments to evaluate your retina after dilating your eyes using eye drops in order to determine the health of your retina. We also have retinal imaging capability (Optomap) using the latest technology to capture significant retinal findings.
A comprehensive eye exam will help to detect any eye problems at early stages when they are most treatable. Contact our office to schedule yours today.