Your retina is the light-sensitive tissue on the inner surface of your eye. A light that enters your eye lands on your retina and sends visual messages to your brain through the optic nerve.
Retinal detachment occurs when the retina becomes separated from the pigmented cell layer that nourishes it. The condition may start as a retinal tear and then detach completely. This can occur due to:
While Retinal Detachment can occur to anyone, it is more common in people who have:
Men are more prone to getting retinal detachment . This condition is also more prevalent in older adults.
If you experience any of the following symptoms, contact our specialists immediately: this is a medical emergency because retinal problems will impact vision and can ultimately lead to blindness if left untreated.
Any sudden vision changes always cause concern. If you are experiencing any vision changes, regardless of how minor, contact us IMMEDIATELY.