We deal with many different kinds of vision health issues at our eye care center, though we specialize in treatments for the retina. The retina is so essential to proper eyesight, and yet very few people understand what it is, why it's so important, and why retinal health is so crucial.
The team at our retinal care and eye surgery centers would like to take this opportunity to consider various issues surrounding retinal detachment. We'll give you symptoms to look out for as well as some other insights that can help you preserve your vision.
First things first, let's talk about the retina. The retina is the light-sensitive tissue that is located in the back of the eye. When light comes into contact with the retina, it causes various nerve and chemical impulses that then relay this information to the brain resulting in vision.
Many vision issues are related to the retina. For instance, simple refractive errors such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism are caused by light improperly focused on the retina due to issues with corneal shape.
Given what you've just learned about the function of the retina, you probably have a good idea about why retinal detachment is so serious. Retinal detachment involves the retina peeling away from the blood vessels in the eye that help provide the retina with proper nourishment and oxygen. Because of this, the detached retinal cells die. Left untreated, retinal detachment can cause permanent vision loss.
The most common causes of retinal detachment are as follows:
Some common symptoms of retinal detachment are as follows:
If you should notice any of these instances, be sure to speak with the team at our ophthalmology center right away so you can receive treatment.
If an ophthalmologist finds that you have suffered from retinal detachment, there are a few treatment options that they may consider.
Should the problem be caught early, there will usually only be a tear in the retina as opposed to full detachment. Treatments for retinal tears include:
For dealing with detached retinas, the following treatments are most common:
For more information about retinal detachment, how it can be treated, and what signs you should look for, be sure to contact our Los Angeles retina care specialists today. The entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible eye health.
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