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Retinal Detachment Risk Factors

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Retinal detachment occurs when the retina detaches from the inner eye wall which contains blood vessels that nourish it. This can result in symptoms including a sudden onset of floaters and flashes or a shadowy curtain that grows in the visual field as detachment progresses. If you are experiencing any of these issues it is important that you get in touch with one of our San Diego retina specialists as soon as possible to help prevent a complete loss of vision.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of retinal detachment, please contact California Retina Associates online or call our location closest to you. If you are in or around Chula Vista, please call (619) 425-7755. If El Centro is closer to you, please call (760) 352-7755.

Risk Factors

Risk factors for retinal detachment include:

  • Being over 40
  • Having a family history of retinal detachment
  • Extreme myopia
  • Previous eye surgery, injury, or trauma
  • Existing eye diseases and disorders such as lattice degeneration

If you have any of these risk factors it is important to increase the frequency of your visits with your ophthalmologist. When detected early on, retinal detachment can be treated before serious vision problems occur.

Treating Retinal Detachment

Retinal detachment treatments may include:

  • Vitrectomy
  • Scleral buckling
  • Pneumatic retinopexy

Which of these options is best for your needs is entirely dependent on factors unique to your condition. Our retina doctors will discuss all of your options during your treatment evaluation to help you determine which solution will best meet your needs.

The eye surgeons at California Retina Associates take every care to ensure each patient is provided with the most advanced treatments for safe and reliable results. If you have noticed a sudden change in vision, please contact our San Diego retina specialists to schedule an appointment. We maintain offices in Chula Vista and El Centro to better serve those living throughout our region.

California Retina Associates


Chula Vista Office
835 Third Avenue, Suite A
Chula Vista, CA 91911
619-425-7755

El Centro Office
1452 South La Brucherie, Suite A
El Centro, CA 92243
760-352-7755