Retinal Detachment is a disorder which affects people of all ages and backgrounds and can be sight threatening. When a retina detaches, all or part of the retina detaches from the back of the eye. If this happens, it will cause blurred and lost vision and requires care immediately. Those who receive treatment quickly enough may avoid losing vision however, if put off, vision loss can be the outcome.
A retinal detachment can happen to anyone however, there are conditions or surgeries and even health issues which are known to make a person more vulnerable to suffering from a retinal detachment. Eye or head injuries, extreme nearsightedness, eye diseases and other conditions such as diabetes may make a person more likely to have to deal with a retinal detachment. Though like most conditions the symptoms will vary, there are some symptoms likely to be had if a person is suffering from this condition including:
- Floaters and flashes
- Shadows across your vision that do not go away
- Gray curtain moving across your vision
To find out if you are suffering from a retinal detachment, you will have to be diagnosed. Your doctor will examine your eyes, discuss any symptoms you may be having and will use a tool to look into your eye to see if they are able to identify any tears, holes or see any detachment of your retina. If it is found that you are suffering from a retinal detachment, you will need to have it repaired immediately. You can learn more about this condition and procedures used to repair the eye by visiting our page about detached retinas.
Alpine Eye Care offers a variety of services to help you. From exams to cosmetic eye treatment, senior eye care and treatment of eye conditions, Alpine Eye Care is the leading eye care center in Northern Michigan.
If you have are looking for an eye retinal specialist in Gaylord MI, contact Alpine Eye Care today. You can call us at 1-877-SEE-2020 or fill out our online application. Don’t wait until it is too late, if you notice something unusual, set up an appoint right away. Alpine Eye Care is the best choice for eye doctors and eye surgeons in Northern Michigan.