Torn Retina

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If you are seeing flashes of light, floaters, or have lost part of your peripheral vision, it’s essential that you contact the office of Suburban Eye for immediate care.

As skilled and experienced ophthalmologists, we can provide the urgent care you require to protect the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision.

 As light enters your eye, the lens sharpens, and projects light onto the back layer of the eye, which is known as the retina. By acting in much the same way as film in a conventional camera your retina translates the reflected light into full-color visual information that is then sent onto via the optic nerve the brain. Once this information reaches the brain you are informed of what you are seeing. Without a retina in optimal health, visual information cannot be refined and relayed.  If the retina is separated from the back of the eye, it can result in permanent vision loss.

While retinal detachments are painless, there are symptoms that may be indicative of this issue. If you are experiencing flashes of light, new floaters, curved lines, waves, or “cobwebs” in the line of vision, or a loss of part of the peripheral field of vision,  contact our office right away.  Sometimes, a retinal tear is discovered before the retina detaches. In these cases, the tear can be treated with a laser treatment called laser retinopexy or with freezing treatment known as also called cryotherapy. These treatments create a small scar that acts as an anchor to keep the retina attached to the back of the eye and prevent fluid from getting under the retina through the tear. If the retina does detach, surgery may be recommended. Our ophthalmologist will carefully examine your retina tear and customize your surgery to achieve the best result for you.

At the office of Suburban Eye, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our practice and the many services we provide, give our office a call today.

119 York Rd
Jenkintown, PA 19046
(215) 352-4347