There are many different eye and vision problems that our optometrists can assist you with. We always strive to ensure that our patients receive the best care possible no matter was eye health or vision issue they face. This goes for urgent care needs as well as needs that are not necessarily as pressing.
One vision/eye health issue that some people face is retinal detachment. We'd like to take a moment right now to consider the basics of retinal detachment and how it can be diagnosed and treated.
The retina is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eyes which is essential for proper vision. Retinal detachment is just what it sounds like: this light-sensitive tissue tears or rips away from the back portion of the eye. The longer that retinal detachment goes untreated, the greater the likelihood of permanent vision loss.
Some of the most common cause of retinal detachment include the following:
While there is rarely any pain per se associated with retinal detachment, there are some warning signs that you should be aware of. These include the following:
Should you notice any of the above symptoms appear suddenly, be sure to speak with an eye care expert right away. The sooner that you can be checked and treated, the better.
When checking for vision problems and other eye diseases, it's important that members of our team do thorough checks. With regard to retinal detachment, the following two tests are common:
The proper treatment for retinal detachment and tearing issues is surgery, though the exact surgery will depend on the nature of the condition.
If you would like to learn more about issues involving the retinas as well as many other important topics with regard to vision care and eye health, be sure to contact our Goodlettsville, TN eye care center today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve good vision.