Characterized by a sudden appearance of floaters and flashes and reduced vision, retinal detachment is an emergency condition that requires immediate treatment. Call us at (352) 360-2301 to reach our Leesburg office or (352) 775-0235 to reach our Clermont office.
At Fishman & Sheridan eyeCare Specialists, Drs. Jeffrey A. Sheridan and Craig D. Fishman can protect your vision at our office in the Leesburg, FL, area. If you notice a sudden and dramatic change to your vision, call our nearest office right away to speak to a professional.
What Is Retinal Detachment?
The retina is the layer of tissue inside of the eye which sends visual messages to the brain. Detachment occurs when the retina is lifted or pulled from its normal position. Without prompt treatment, it can cause permanent vision loss.
Signs and Symptoms
Retinal detachment is painless. However, there are certain warning signs which can indicate an issue before it happens or advances, such as:
- Flashes of light in one or both eyes
- Blurred vision
- The sudden appearance of tiny specks, or floaters, in your vision
- A gradual reduction of peripheral vision
- A shadow over your vision field
If one or more of these symptoms occurs, you should contact our office as soon as possible. Receiving treatment quickly can save your vision.
Potential Risk Factors
While retinal detachment can occur at any age, it is more common in patients over the age of 40. Other factors which can increase your risk for detachment include:
- Extreme nearsightedness
- Previous retinal detachment
- Family history of retinal detachment
- Other eye diseases, such as degenerative myopia
- Previous eye surgery, such as cataract removal
Retinal detachment can also occur as a result of an eye injury or advanced diabetes.
How We Can Help
Dr. Fishman or Sheridan can perform a comprehensive eye examination to identify retinal detachment. Our team can use specialized tools and ultrasound imaging to examine your retina for any tears. Based on the information we gather, we can determine the best treatment option to protect your vision from further harm.
Retinal detachment is a serious medical condition which can threaten your vision.
Surgery is almost always necessary to repair damage from retinal detachment. Our doctors provide several types of surgery at a local ambulatory surgical center, including laser surgery to repair retinal tears. We exclusively perform eye surgery and our staff has extensive experience dealing with ocular issues. We also use the most advanced technology available and adhere to rigorous safety standards.
Contact Our Office Right Away
Retinal detachment is a serious medical condition which can threaten your vision. Even after surgery, you may experience changes to your sight. Our team at Fishman & Sheridan eyeCare Specialists can help you deal with the aftermath of a detachment, as well as correct the problem.
We understand how scary this situation can be. If you believe you are experiencing retinal detachment, call us at (352) 360-2301 to reach our Leesburg office or (352) 775-0235 to reach our Clermont office. If are concerned you may be at risk of retinal detachment, reach out online to schedule an appointment with our team.