We all have vitreous gel that fills our eyeballs, and as we get older this gel shrinks in size, which can lead to a retinal detachment. What happens, in this case, is the vitreous shrinks and pulls away from the retina. As a result, the retina can get torn, after which the retinal tissue can be separated from the eyeball. When this occurs the blood vessels that support the vitality of the retina are detached as well, leaving the retina to die off from lack of oxygen and nourishment. If you do not treat a retinal detachment you are at great risk for permanent vision loss.
One of the most common signs of a retinal detachment is a sudden onset of floaters and flashes in the affected eye. You will also likely experience some vision loss or blurred vision that won’t go away when you rub or blink your eyes. Your peripheral vision, which is your ability to see to the sides of your eye will also decline. If you have a shadow that covers your field of vision in a similar way to the way curtains hang on windows, then this is another warning sign that you have retinal detachment.
In order to get treatment for retinal detachment at South Bay Retina, you will need to start with a comprehensive eye exam by an ophthalmologist. If you are diagnosed with retinal detachment in the greater South Bay area, CA request a referral to a retinal specialist. For your convenience, South Bay Retina is managed by one of the most prestigious retinal specialists in Sunnyvale and Gilroy. Dr. Narain is extensively trained and experienced with working with retinal conditions including retinal detachment. Give us a call today at South Bay Retina to learn how to get an appointment with Dr. Narain for the treatment of your retinal detachment.