Retinal detachment is a painless site threatening eye problem that causes a number of symptoms and warning signs that occur often before the actual detachment happens. The key to preserving vision is to recognize these warning signs and symptoms and scheduling quick diagnosis and treatment. Warning signs and symptoms of retinal detachment may include:
- Flashes of light that may occur in your field of vision toward the outermost periphery.
A sudden increase in the number of floaters in your vision and possibly even a ring of floaters or “hairs” in your vision-sometimes this is accompanied by “specks” or a “cobweb”.
- A sense of a “shadow” in your peripheral vision that may progress toward the center of your vision.
- A sensation of a “curtain” or a “veil” being drawn over your vision. Straight lines, such as the edge of a door or walls, appear to be curved or appear as a “bubble”.
In extreme cases of retinal detachment you may experience a loss of central vision.
If you are experiencing ANY of these symptoms, it is necessary to immediately call Eye Surgeons of Worcester AT ONCE at 508-753-1032 or 800-325-3937 and explain your symptoms to the receptionist so that you may be given an appointment without delay.