The following symptoms are very concerning for a retinal tear or retinal detachment:
- sudden increase in size and number of floaters
- sudden appearance of flashes in the vision
- shadow in the periphery (side) of the vision
- seeing a grey curtain moving across the eye
- sudden decrease in vision
Treatment & Diagnosis
Retinal tears or retinal detachments are diagnosed with a dilated eye examination. In some cases, an ultrasound of the eye may also be performed.
A retinal tear that has not progressed to a retinal detachment can be treated with laser surgery in the rooms. Laser is used to seal the retina to prevent fluid from leaking into the hole and prevents a retinal detachment from occurring. Retinal detachments can only be treated in hospital in a day surgery procedure.
Please do not hesitate to contact us to make an appointment if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms.