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Senior Eye Health  
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Narrow Angle Glaucoma  
Diabetic Retinopathy  
Flashes & Floaters  
Macular Degeneration  
Retinal Detachment  
Dry Eye  
Retinal Vein Occlusion  
Corneal Disease  
Corneal Abrasions  
Corneal Ulcers  
Fuchs Dystrophy  
Pink Eye  
Blepharitis  
Normal Vision  
Nearsightedness  
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Astigmatism  
Presbyopia  
Monovision  
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Droopy Eyes  
Facial Wrinkles  
Uveitis  


SENIOR EYE HEALTH



Retinal Detachment

 
    In patients who are very nearsighted or who have suffered an injury, the retina can tear loose and become "detached" from the layers below it.

Retinal detachment occurs when the retina is lifted or pulled from the wall of the eye. If not treated immediately, a retinal detachment can cause permanent vision loss. A retinal detachment is a medical emergency. Anyone experiencing the symptoms of a retinal detachment should call the office immediately.

Symptoms of retinal detachment

  • The appearance of a curtain over the field of vision.
  • Seeing lght flashes
  • Wavy or watery vision
  • A sudden decrease in vision
  • A sudden increase in the number of floaters in the field of vision

Who is most at risk for retinal detachment?

  • Those who are very nearsighted
  • The elderly
  • People with a family history of retinal detachment
  • Those who have had cataract surgery
  • Patients with diabetes or other eye disorders

Treatment for retinal detachment

Retinal detachments are treated with surgery that may require a hospital stay. In some cases, a scleral buckle, a tiny synthetic band, is attached to the outside of the eyeball to gently push the wall of the eye against the detached retina. If necessary, a vitrectomy may also be performed. Vitrectomy is a procedure in which the vitreous humor is removed and replaced with a gas that pushes the retina back onto the wall of the eye. Over time the eye produces fluid that replaces the gas. In both of these procedures either a laser or a cryopexy (a freezing device) is used to “weld” the retina back in place.

  

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Hollywood, FL 33021
PH: (954)894-1500
FX:(954)894-1526
EMAIL: info@myeyesurgeons.com

 

 

 

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