Seeking Care for Retinal Detachment
New floaters and flashers may be a sign of a retinal tear or detachment, especially if they suddenly increase in frequency or are accompanied by any loss of vision. If you experience these symptoms, or are at risk for retinal detachment due to nearsightedness, family history, a previous history of retinal detachment, a history of any eye surgery, or a serious eye injury, you need to be seen by an eye specialist immediately. Our specially trained retinal specialists can quickly determine the severity of your condition and recommend the most appropriate treatment.
Our retinal specialists are also experts in treating other common conditions, such as vitreomacular traction, which occurs when the vitreous gel in your eye becomes “stuck” to -- and, over time, pulls on -- your retina. The resulting retinal swelling and decreased vision require advanced care from our subspecialists, who have additional training in retinal diseases.