29 Buckland Street
Manchester, CT 06042
(860) 646-6655
  Call for your appointment today!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Forms
 
Contact Us
 
Practice News
 
Reviews
 
Links
 
Evaluate Your Visit
 
Vision Glossary
 
Optical Illusions
 
 
 
 
 
Top 10 optometry clinics in Manchester 2015
A winner of the 2015 Patients' Choice Awards for Manchester Optometrist
Verified by Opencare.com
 
   
Detached Retina

The retina is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye that sends images to the brain.

Normally, the retina lies against the back of the eye where blood vessels furnish it with oxygen and nutrients. Tears in the retina may impair vision and lead to a detached retina.
 

A detached retina occurs when the retina pulls away from the inside wall of the eye. When this happens vision becomes blurred, shaded or distorted.

Left untreated, retinal detachment almost always causes permanent vision loss in the affected eye.

Retinal detachment and tears may be caused by eye injury, the aging process, tumors, cataract surgery, eye disease or extreme nearsightedness.

Several early symptoms may indicate a detached or torn retina:

Light flashes in one eye
Floaters
A dark shadow over part of the field of vision
Blurred vision or blind spots
Watery vision

These symptoms do not always indicate retinal detachment, but if you’re experiencing them, you should go to an emergency room, call us or see one of our doctors as soon as possible.

   
   
 
 
 
New England Eyecare - Manchester 29 Buckland Street Manchester, CT 06042 Phone: (860) 646-6655 Fax: (860) 647-7872

© 2017 All content is the property of New England Eyecare ™ & assoc. vendors. | DISCLAIMER | HIPAA | SiteMap
Website Powered and Developed by EyeVertise.com