The retina is a layer of nerve cells that lines the inside of the eye and enables the eye to see images. For the retina to function and remain healthy, it must stay attached to the inside of the eye because part of its blood and nutrient supply comes from the eye wall. If the retina is separated from the back of the eye, then it can become damaged, sometimes leading to permanent vision loss. Retinal detachments are painless. Most commonly, a retinal detachment occurs after there is a tear in the retina. The retina is a flat sheet, and if it is torn, fluid from inside the eye can go through the tear and separate the retina from the back of the eye, causing a detachment. The most common symptoms of a retinal detachment are flashes of light, new floaters, curved lines, waves, or “cobwebs” in the line of vision, or a loss of part of the peripheral field of vision. If any of these symptoms occurs, it is important to contact your 90067 retina tears doctor at The Retina Partners immediately.
The Retina Partners is a team of top Board certified doctors who specialize in conditions of the retina, macula, and vitreous. We are all committed to the principle of treating every patient as we would treat our own family member. Driven by this philosophy, we make it our top priority to provide personalized and honest care using the latest and most advanced technology in an environment of warmth, compassion, and respect. We encourage our patients to ask questions of your ophthalmologist because it is the right of every patient to learn about the nature of their disease and the latest that science has to offer in understandable terms. Only in this way can the patient, the doctor, and the staff work together as a team to achieve the best results for you. If you are looking for a 90067 retina tears doctor to treat your retina tear, you have come to the right place.
Sometimes, a retinal tear is discovered before the retina detaches. In these cases, the tear can be treated with a laser treatment called laser retinopexy or with freezing treatment known as also called cryotherapy. These treatments create a small scar that acts as an anchor to keep the retina attached to the back of the eye and prevent fluid from getting under the retina through the tear. If the retina is detached, then the treatment by the 90067 retina tears doctor is surgery. Every retinal detachment is different and there are many ways to repair a retinal detachment. Retinal detachments can be repaired in the office using a procedure called pneumatic retinopexy or in the operating room by scleral buckle or vitrectomy surgery or a combination of these surgeries. Not every patient is a candidate for an in-office surgical repair. Our team of retina experts will carefully examine your retina and customize your surgery to achieve the best result for you.