The vision correction and eye care center of Eye Institute of Essex will give you the best possible care to keep your eyes healthy and strong. Our Belleville ophthalmologist believe that clear, comfortable vision is your right and your priority. Many of our patients have come to us for treatment of retinal detachments and tears.
A retinal detachment is a serious and vision threatening event. A retinal detachment occurs when the retina, the light sensitive inner lining of the back of the eye, becomes separated from its underlying supportive tissue. The retina cannot function when it detaches, and unless it is reattached soon, permanent vision loss may result. If you suddenly notice spots, floaters, or flashes of light, you may be experiencing a retinal detachment. Your vision might become blurry, or you might have poor vision. These symptoms can occur gradually as the retina pulls away from the supportive tissue, or they may occur suddenly if the retina detaches immediately. There is no pain associated with a retinal detachment. If you experience any of the above symptoms, consult our Belleville ophthalmologist right away. Immediate treatment increases your odds of regaining lost vision. Although there are three types of retinal detachments (rhegmatogenous, tractional, and exudative), the first one makes up a large majority of cases. Rhegmatogenous is the type of retinal detachment that occurs when a tear or break in the retina develops. Fluid then seeps through the tear, lifting the retina from its normal position like a bubble underneath wallpaper. Retinal detachments are most often repaired surgically by a retina specialist. The procedure or combination of procedures your eye doctor uses depends on the severity and location of the detachment. In about 90% of cases, detached retinas are successfully reattached with a single surgery. However, this does not mean your vision will return to normal. Patients who have the best visual outcomes from retinal detachment surgery are those who seek attention immediately upon noticing symptoms and have detachments that do not involve the central portion of the retina.
Our experienced eye surgeons at Eye Institute of Essex are committed to providing expert medical care using the latest technology and advanced training in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. It is best to speak with our Belleville opthalmologist first to determine your exact individual needs while considering treatment for retinal detachment and tears, but please visit our main website for further information regarding this eye problem and its treatment options.