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Retinal detachment

This is when the retina, located in the back of the eye, suddenly pulls away from the blood vessels that provide oxygen and nourishment to your eye. Retinal detachment can be accompanied by one or more of the following symptoms:

  • The sudden appearance of many floaters — tiny specks that seem to drift through your field of vision
  • Flashes of light in one or both eyes (photopsia)
  • Blurred vision
  • Gradually reduced side (peripheral) vision
  • A curtain-like shadow over your visual field

If any of these things occur, seek treatment immediately—even if you have to go to the emergency room. Surgery is almost always used to repair a retinal detachment. Various techniques are available. Ask us about the risks and benefits of your treatment options. Together, we can determine what procedure or combination of procedures is best for you.