Retinal Detachment and Other Vitreoretinal Surgical Conditions
Retinal tear is the most common cause of retinal detachment. Other torn retina causes are raction from diabetes and spontaneous leakage behind retina. Retinal tear occurs due to traction on the retina due to a vitreous gel that has become liquefied and mobile in some regions and still a membrane or strand like material adherent to the periphery. Patients may often see new flashes of light or floaters prior to a tear or detached retina. These signs should be warning to patients that they need to be examined by a retina specialist for a dilated eye exam. A laser treatment and limitation of acceleration type activities may be prescribed. In rare circumstances, surgery may be needed in the future as well. Detached retina will need some form of surgical treatment in the clinic or the operating room.
The symptoms or warning sign of a retinal tear or detachment include:
Sudden appearance of floaters, tiny specks that drift through your field of vision
Flashes in the eye (one or both eyes)
Gradually reduced side (peripheral) vision
Curtain-like shadow over your visual field
Remember that retinal detachment is a medical urgency, which can lead to a permanent loss of your precious vision. As a fellowship-trained retinal specialist, Dr. Peddada has the skill and experience to correct a detached retina and restore vision for people in Columbus, Opelika, Fort Benning, Tuskegee, LaGrange, and Manchester.
Contact our Opelika and Dothan Offices at (334) 521-0041 or our Columbus Office at (706) 221-9702 for a comprehensive evaluation and management of your retinal needs.