Characterized by a sudden appearance of floaters and flashes and reduced vision, retinal detachment is an emergency condition that requires immediate treatment. Call us at (352) 360-2301 to reach our Leesburg office or (352) 775-0235 to reach our Clermont office.
At Fishman & Sheridan eyeCare Specialists, Drs. Jeffrey A. Sheridan and Craig D. Fishman can protect your vision at our ambulatory surgical center in the Leesburg, FL, area. If you notice a sudden and dramatic change to your vision, call our nearest office right away to speak to a professional.
What Is Retinal Detachment?
The retina is the layer of tissue inside of the eye which sends visual messages to the brain. Detachment occurs when the retina is lifted or pulled from its normal position. Without prompt treatment, it can cause permanent vision loss.
Signs and Symptoms
Retinal detachment is painless. However, there are certain warning signs which can indicate an issue before it happens or advances, such as:
- Flashes of light in one or both eyes
- Blurred vision
- The sudden appearance of tiny specks, or floaters, in your vision
- A gradual reduction of peripheral vision
- A shadow over your vision field
If one or more of these symptoms occurs, you should contact our office as soon as possible. Receiving treatment quickly can save your vision.