Retinal Detachment

Retinal detachment is a medical emergency that will result in permanent vision loss if left untreated. If you experience the warning signs of a detached retina, such as a shadow in your field of vision, flashes of light, or a sudden increase in floaters, please contact your eye doctor immediately or seek emergency care. The retina specialists at CVP Physicians Dayton are experienced in diagnosing and treating retinal detachment.

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Symptoms of Retinal Detachment

Retinal detachment is typically painless and often occurs gradually, although symptoms can be sudden. Retinal tear or detachment symptoms include:

What Causes Retinal Detachment?

Retinal detachment can happen to anyone, but there are some common underlying causes. You should have regular eye exams and be aware of potential retinal detachment symptoms if you have any of the following risk factors:1

Symptoms of Retinal Detachment

Retinal detachment is typically painless and often occurs gradually, although symptoms can be sudden. Retinal tear or detachment symptoms include:

What Causes Retinal Detachment?

Retinal detachment can happen to anyone, but there are some common underlying causes. You should have regular eye exams and be aware of potential retinal detachment symptoms if you have any of the following risk factors:1

Treatment for Retinal Detachment

Your ophthalmologist will conduct an examination to determine if you have a retinal tear or detachment. If you do, they will use diagnostic tools to determine the severity. There are several treatment options for retinal detachment. The goal of treatment is to reattach the retina, which typically requires surgery. Approximately 90% of retinal detachment treatments are successful, although secondary treatments are sometimes required.2

Your eye doctor will recommend the best treatment plan for you depending on your specific case. Retinal detachment treatments include:

Contact CVP Physicians Dayton for Retinal Treatment Treatment

The team at CVP Physicians Dayton includes top retina specialists and board-certified surgeons. Contact us with any questions or to schedule your appointment.

1 American Academy of Ophthalmology. Retinal Detachment. Available: https://www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/detached-torn-retina Accessed June 10, 2020.
2 The American Society of Retina Specialists. Retinal Detachment. Available: https://www.asrs.org/patients/retinal-diseases/6/retinal-detachment Accessed June 10, 2020.

The doctors at CVP Physicians Dayton have either authored or reviewed the content on this site.

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