Retinal Detachment

The curved back layer of the eye is called the retina.  It contains light-sensitive cells responsible for vision.  Sometimes the retina separates from the back wall of the eye, which is called a retinal detachment.  This is a serious condition that requires urgent treatment, usually surgery.  Vision will most likely worsen beyond repair without treatment.

Symptoms can include flashing lights and floaters, a curtain or shadow either moving in the visual field or blocking vision, visual distortion, or painless loss of part or whole of the visual field.

See your eye care professional at UFS Optical immediately if you have any of these symptoms or if you have any considerable changes to the way you’re seeing.

For eye test bookings or further enquiries please call 5441 8077