Eye Conditions and Treatment

Retinal Detachment is treated in the Retina Service

Retinal Detachment

Retinal detachment occurs when the retina pulls away from its supporting tissues due to heredity or injury. Since the retina can't work properly under these conditions, permanent vision loss may occur if a detachment is not repaired within 24 to 72 hours.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Flashes of light
  • Showering effect of floaters (small spots or threads)
  • Darkening of the peripheral visual field

Treatment and Prevention

  • Laser or freezing
  • Pneumatic retinopexy
  • Scleral buckle
  • Vitrectomy
  • Regular eye exams help prevent detachment