Here at Downey Family Eye Care, we are proud to offer retinal detachment surgery for our patients.

The retina is the part of the eye that sends images to your brain. Typically, the retina rests firmly against the back of your eye. There are times when the retina can tear or be pulled from its normal position, causing blurred vision or loss of vision.

Retinal tears and detachments often require surgery since they can lead to blindness if not treated.

Because of this, it is important that you recognize the symptoms of retinal detachment. Many people notice floaters, flashing lights, or gray moving across their field of vision. These symptoms alone don’t necessarily mean that you have a detached retina, but if you are experiencing them, it is important to seek help and further testing.

Retinal detachment can occur at any time, although it is more typical in older patients. There are many conditions such as glaucoma, nearsightedness, and others that increase the likelihood of having a detached retina.

Retinal tears can usually be treated with laser treatment or cryotherapy. These procedures help return the retina to its place against the back wall of the eye and generally involve little or no pain.

Retinal detachments often require surgery. Types of surgery used to treat retinal detachments include pneumatic retinopexy, scleral buckle, and vitrectomy. Retinal detachments need to be treated quickly, so if you are noticing a change in your vision, it is really important to call us right away.

The longer you wait for treatment, the lower your chances of restoring your normal vision are.

If you have any questions about retinal detachment surgery, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (562) 862-5005.