At A B Vision Eyecare in Kingston, we provide eye care for many conditions, including retinal detachment. Dr. Mattis will address this serious eye condition and provide an effective treatment plan to meet your eye care needs.
Retinal Detachment Explained
There can be small areas of the retina that become torn and lead to retinal detachment. Retinal detachment is a condition where the retina gets lifted or pulled away from the normal position in the eye. The retina sends visual signals to the brain, and it is a critical component of excellent eye health. Retinal detachments must be treated immediately to prevent permanent vision loss.
Symptoms of Retinal Detachment
Retinal detachment is a medical emergency, and you should see an eye doctor immediately. Common symptoms of a detachment include:
- Increase in floaters that appear as cobwebs or specks in your vision field
- Flashes of light
- A curtain that causes vision field loss
- Blurry vision
- Tunnel vision
- Sensitivity to light
Risk Factors for Retinal Detachment
This condition is more common for people over age 40. It can happen at any age, but it affects more men than women. It also affects Caucasians more than African Americans. Other risk factors for the condition include:
- Extreme nearsightedness
- Family history of retinal detachment
- Previous cataract surgery
- Eye injuries or other eye diseases like degenerative myopia or lattice degeneration
Treating Retinal Detachment
There are many options for treating retinal detachment. They include:
- Laser surgery - This procedure can be used to help treat small holes and tears. The retina is welded back into place.
- Cryopexy - A cold therapy that also helps with small holes and tears. It freezes the area around the hole and helps reattach the retina.
- Gas injection - A gas bubble is injected into the eye. This procedure may be used in addition to laser therapy and cryopexy. It can help hold the retina against the eyewall for reattachment.
We will assess your situation and determine the best plan of treatment for your condition.
Contact A B Vision Eyecare in Kingston for Retinal Detachment Treatment
Retinal detachment is treatable, but it must be addressed right away. At A B Vision Eyecare in Kingston, Dr. Mattis provides exceptional treatment for detached retinas. Call our Kingston office today at (876) 920-3600 or our Linstead office at (876) 903-3238. You can also reach us through our website by using our online contact form.