Detached and Torn Retinas in Arkansas

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In the back of your eye there is a layer of light-sensitive tissue. This is the retina. Its job is to convert light into electrical impulses that are sent to the brain and turned into visual images. When the retina becomes damaged or separates from the back of the eye, you can have serious vision loss.

Warning Signs of Detached and Torn Retinas

  • Flashes of light
  • Floaters or dark objects, strings, “cobwebs” or dark specks that interfere with vision
  • Peripheral vision disturbance

Treatment for Detached or Torn Retinas

  • Laser surgery to correct a torn retina
  • Vitrectomy to remove the vitreous substance from the eye so the detached or damaged retina can be treated
  • Scleral buckle to gently push the eye back into place and correct retinal tears

A torn or detached retina is a medical emergency. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of a detached retina in Arkansas, contact our office immediately. The sooner the retinal problem is diagnosed, the sooner effective treatment can be administered.