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Retinal detachment is very scary. Finding the right eye doctor to treat a detached retina is crucial. At Columbia Ophthalmology Consultants in Manhattan, NYC has the most experienced and skilled ophthalmologists in all of New York. They use their knowledge to make sure you get the proper treatment and are as comfortable as possible throughout the process. Retinal detachment is serious. Leave it up to professionals you can count on. Call today.
The retina is the light-sensitive layer of tissue that lines the inside of the eye and sends visual messages through the optic nerve to the brain. The substance behind the lens of the eye called the vitreous gel can cause a small tear or break in the retina. When fluid goes through these tears, it can cause the retina to detach. When the retina detaches, it is lifted or pulled from its normal position. If not promptly treated, retinal detachment can cause permanent vision loss. In some cases there may be small areas of the retina that are torn. These areas, called retinal tears or retinal breaks, can lead to retinal detachment.
Symptoms include a sudden or gradual increase in either the number of floaters, which are like little "cobwebs" or specks that float about in your field of vision, and/or light flashes in the eye. Another symptom is the appearance of a curtain over the field of vision. A retinal tear or retinal detachment is a medical emergency. Anyone experiencing the symptoms of a retinal tear or detachment should see an eye care professional immediately.
Retinal Detachment is more likely to occur in people who:
- Are extremely nearsighted
- Have had a retinal detachment in the other eye
- Have a family history of retinal detachment
- Have had cataract surgery
- Have other eye diseases or disorders, such as retinoschisis, uveitis, degenerative myopia, or lattice degeneration-
- Have had an eye injury
Columbia Ophthalmology Consultants in Manhattan, NYC are ready to help you by treating your retinal detachment and getting you back to doing the things you love. Call today to learn more.
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