If you are having a retinal eye problem, we urge you could you come to see one of our top-notch specialists at The Retina Group of Washington. Our eye surgeon in Stafford, will be able to quickly determine whether you are experiencing a retinal detachment, and provide you with immediate care.
If a patient has a retinal detachment, time is of the essence. You will need immediate care so that you do not develop permanent vision loss. The retina is the part of the eye that is responsible for creating the images that we see. It transmits light images to the brain, which then interprets these images as site. They retina resides on the back wall of the eye. If it becomes detached, it means that the retina has been somehow pulled from its normal position in the eye. Patients can have retinal tears, which can lead to retinal detachment, if they are not treated. There are some retinal tears which do not need to be treated, but only our eye doctor can decide whether or not you need treatment for a retinal tear. There are different conditions that can lead to a retinal detachment. One possible cause is diabetic retinopathy. In this condition, associated with high levels of sugar in the bloodstream, weakened blood vessels can leak blood into the eye around the retina. This can cause scar tissue which can eventually cause the retina to detach. The macula, is located on the retina. It is responsible for detailed vision. A retinal detachment can continue and even affect the macula, destroying central vision in that eye. A sudden increase in the number of floaters in your eyes, sudden flashes of light, or a dark curtain falling over parts of your vision, are all signs that you can have a retinal detachment or retinal tear. In this case, you will want to make an immediate appointment to come in to see our eye surgeon in Stafford.
For an emergency appointment to see our eye surgeon in Stafford, simply call us and let us know the reason for your call.