Have you been experiencing new flashes of light, floaters, or sudden loss of vision? You may have a retinal detachment. We offer emergency retinal detachment surgery or laser treatments in Sarasota & Manatee County. The retina is the light-sensitive tissue that lines the inside of the eye and transmits vision to the brain. A detached retina occurs when the retina separates from the wall of the eye and its underlying nutritional supply. Most cases of detachment occur due to a spontaneous tear in the retina that allows fluid from inside the eye to flow underneath the retina.
Risks and Signs of Retinal Detachment
Risk factors for retinal detachment include myopia (near-sightedness), trauma, and previous eye surgery. Common symptoms of retinal detachment are floaters, flashes of light, and sudden, painless loss of peripheral or central vision (such as a grey curtain).
Our ophthalmologists located in Sarasota and Manatee County is specialized in managing retinal detachments. A retinal detachment is considered an eye emergency, and permanent vision loss is possible if treatment is delayed. If you are having the symptoms mentioned above, seek a prompt dilated eye examination with our practice immediately. This exam may involve photographs or other specialized imaging tests of the retina. There are effective surgical and clinical treatments for most retinal detachments, so don’t delay.
Contact Us in Sarasota or Manatee County for Retinal Detachment Symptoms
If you have been experiencing these symptoms, please give us a call or visit us at our Sarasota or Manatee County offices. We specialize in this area and are here to help you and make sure you can get the best care as soon as possible.
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