Latest News

10 Eye Related Jokes to Brighten Your Da...
Need a  chuckle or a groan?  Here you go... 1. Did you hear about the guy who just found out he was color b...
What Sunglasses Can Do for You
The sun does some amazing things.  It plays a role in big helping our bodies to naturally produce Vitamin D. In fac...
Do I Really Need Cataract Surgery?
Cataracts are part of the natural aging process. Everyone gets them to one degree or another if they live long enough. C...
Contact Lens Hygiene 101
Hygiene is critical to wearing your contact lenses safely. Contact lenses can significantly improve your vision, but...
Is It a Drug Allergy or a Side Effect?
There is a common misconception that any adverse reaction to a drug is an allergy. That is definitely not the case. R...
retinal detachment article
 

The part of the eye which collects light and transmits the light messages to the optic nerve and brain is the retina. It lines the inner back wall of the eye. When the retina separates from the back wall, it is known as retinal detachment. It is a serious condition which can cause permanent damage and vision loss if not treated quickly.

Symptoms

A retinal detachment often causes sudden defects in your vision. It may just cause a blind spot too small to notice, or it may cause a noticeable shadow which obscures your vision. An increase in “floaters,” which look like small particles or fine threads, may also be noticed. Finally, flashes of light are associated with retinal detachment.

Risk Factors

Eye injuries, tumors, and cataract surgery can cause retinal detachment. Nearsighted individuals and the elderly are at greater risk for spontaneous detachment. Also, diabetic retinopathy, a condition associated with diabetes, can cause bleeding which leads to retinal detachment.