Retinal Treatments in Newark, DE
The retina is the light sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye and essential for creating the image that is transferred to the brain. Light rays are focused onto the retina through our cornea, pupil, and lens. The retina converts the light rays into impulses that travel through the optic nerve to our brain, where they are interpreted as the images we see.
A lot of people see light flashes and floaters from time to time. However, sometimes these or other symptoms may be signs of a tear or detachment. Call our office quickly if you notice any of the following:
- The number of light flashes or floaters suddenly increases
- Your vision becomes dark or blurry
- Your vision changes after a sharp blow to the eye
There are a number of surgeries that can be performed to repair a retinal detachment. This includes a scleral buckling operation, Pars plana vitrectomy surgery, and pneumatic retinopexy. Your doctor will determine the best procedure to repair your retinal detachment.
Causes and Risk Factors
If the retina begins to pull or tear away from its support tissue, it can allow fluids to seep underneath the retina, leading to detachment. The retina does not work when it is detached. A retinal detachment is a very serious problem that can cause blindness unless it is treated.
Look out for:
- Sign of a tear (floaters, light flashes, and blurry vision)
- An area of dark vision, like a curtain or veil coming down over your vision