Retinal Detachment Specialist

Advanced Retina -  - Medical and Surgical Retina Specialist

Advanced Retina

Medical and Surgical Retina Specialist located in Delafield, WI

A retinal detachment requires prompt care to prevent vision loss in your affected eye. At Advanced Retina in Delafield, Wisconsin, Dr. Vogel provides urgent care to those in and around southeastern Wisconsin suffering from a retinal detachment. If you’ve been diagnosed with this concerning development, call today to set up your appointment. You can also use this website to reach out and learn more.

Retinal Detachment Q & A

What is a retinal detachment?

A retinal detachment means that the nerve tissue of your retina has separated from the wall of your eye. When this happens, the cells in the nerve don’t get proper nourishment. As a result, they deteriorate, and you lose your vision.

 

A rhegmatogenous retinal detachment is the most common form of retinal detachment. This occurs when the fluid from the vitreous cavity, the largest fluid-holding area of your eye, flows through the tear and detaches your retina. Your retina then raises up off the wall of your eye. 

Who is at risk of retinal detachment?

Those who are at greatest risk of experiencing a retinal detachment include patients with:

 

  • Severe myopia (nearsightedness)
  • Complicated cataract surgery
  • Trauma to the eye
  • Diabetes

 

If you experience symptoms of a detached retina, contact your eye doctor right away for a referral to Advanced Retina. Early treatment is essential, as you’re more likely to prevent vision loss.

What are the symptoms of retinal detachment?

Some of the first signs of retinal detachment are the presence of floaters and flashes. After the early stage, you’ll start to notice a dark, opaque, shadow or curtain on the side of your vision. This is actually your detached retina floating in the vitreous cavity. 

 

Seek diagnosis and treatment as soon as you notice these symptoms. You may have a better chance of resolving a retinal detachment if you get treatment early. 

How is a retinal detachment treated?

The modern surgical techniques applied by Advanced Retina mean that almost all retinal detachments can be successfully repaired. The repair procedure is done on an outpatient basis in the office or surgery center.

 

Retinal detachment repair involves draining the fluid from underneath your retina so it can lie flat once again. Several different repair methods are available, and your doctor uses the one that’s best for your specific case. 

 

If you’re suffering symptoms of a detached retina, seek care immediately. Call Advanced Retina with your diagnosis so you can come in for immediate repair. Reach out via this website to learn more about the practice.