detached and torn retina

A retinal detachment occurs when the retina is pulled away from its normal position. The retina does not work when it is detached. Vision is blurred, just as a photographic image would be blurry if the film were loose inside the camera. A retinal detachment is a very serious problem that almost always causes blindness unless it is treated.

To be precise and as accurate as we can in your detached and torn retina treatment we use an OCT machine, state-of-the-art medical equipment that takes optic nerve and retinal images for glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration and other retinal problems.

We also use fundus photography that takes photos of the optic nerve and retina for optic nerve and retinal disease management. 

What Causes Retinal Detachment?

A clear gel called vitreous fills the middle of the eye. As we get older, the vitreous may pull away from its attachment to the retina at the back of the eye.

Usually the vitreous separates from the retina without causing problems. But sometimes the vitreous pulls hard enough to tear the retina in one ore more places. Fluid may pass through the retinal tear, lifting the retina off the back of the eye, much as wallpaper can peel off a wall.