24th Dec, 2014

Symptoms of Retinal Detachment

Retinal detachment is a painless condition that occurs when the retina is separated from the inside wall of the eye and the blood vessels that support its normal function. This condition is often occurs on it’s own but can be a complication of diabetic retinopathy, trauma, or inflammation.

Commonly, retinal detachment follows vitreous detachment, which may be indicated by the presence of floaters and flashers. If you are experiencing these symptoms, it is best to call our San Diego retina specialists at (619) 425-7755 or (760) 352-7755 to schedule an examination right away.

In addition to the onset of floaters and flashers, symptoms of retinal detachment may include:

  • A peripheral shadowy or dark spot that gradually expands to the central field of vision
  • A sudden loss of vision
  • An abrupt shower of floaters

These symptoms should be brought to the immediate attention of our ophthalmologists to help guard against permanent loss of vision.

The experienced eye doctors at California Retina Associates offer advanced treatments for retinal detachment. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of this disorder we encourage you to contact us right away for a thorough and potentially vision-saving examination. We serve men and women living throughout the San Diego area from our offices in Chula Vista and El Centro.

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