Detached Retina


Here at Randolph Eye Associates, we specialize in assisting patients with their detached retinas.

The retina is the light-sensitive layer of tissue that lines your eyes and sends visual messages from the optic nerve right to the brain. When the retina detaches, it lifts and pull away from its normal position.

If not treated right away, a detached retina can cause permanent vision loss. That is why it is important to seek treatment right away. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will work with you to ensure that your retina is back in place and that you have no further vision problems. Your eye health is our number 1 priority.

There are 3 types of retinal detachments. The first is a rhegmatogenous. This is a tear or break in the retina that allows fluid under it and causes it to separate from the retinal pigment epithelium. The second is a tractional. This is the contraction of scar tissue on the retina’s surface that causes the retina to separate from the RPE. The last is an exudative. This is frequently caused by retinal diseases, which include inflammatory disorders, and injury to the eye.

If you notice that you suddenly or gradually have more floaters or cobwebs than usual, you may have a detached retina. Another symptom is the appearance of a curtain over your field of vision.

Surgery will be required to put your retina back into place. The surgery is very small, and we simply freeze the area. It is very important to seek treatment immediately if you notice any of the aforementioned symptoms.

If you have a detached retina and need to schedule an appointment, contact us today at (781) 986-7400.