Educate yourself on this serious ocular emergency that can be vision-threatening.
A retinal detachment is an ocular emergency and needs treatment as soon as possible. The retina is the sensitive seeing layer that lines the inside of your eye. It usually occurs in the middle-aged to elderly, can be associated with high nearsightedness, and can occur after a forceful trauma. If not treated, you can permanently damage or lose vision. The three most common warning signs include: Sudden new floaters that were not there before, flashes of light that persist, or a curtain or veil that blocks a portion of your vision. We always prefer to have a “false alarm” retinal detachment, than the real thing, so please do not hesitate to call our office.