|Flashes, Floaters and Spots |
Occasionally, as we look at the sky or at a blank wall, we notice small spots that look like grey particles, floating in the visual field; they can be shapes such as loops, lines or cobwebs and they seem to move somewhat with the eyes.
Sometimes we are aware of short flashes of light as well. Both floaters and flashes are usually benign and are more annoying than serious. However, a sudden onset of floaters or flashes of light can be signs of something more serious; we will discuss w...Read More
|Retinal Detachment (General) |
A retinal detachment is an emergency. If there is no prompt surgical or medical treatment, permanent vision loss could result.
You have been identified as being at risk for developing a retinal detachment. The following information is critical, and should be read carefully. Your retina is a delicate tissue that lines the back of the eye; its main purpose is to send visual impulses from the optic nerve to the brain. Without it, we could not see. A retinal detachment occurs when the retina b...Read More
|Treatment for Retinal Detachment, Tears or Holes |
The retina is the light-sensitive tissue layer that lines the inside of the eye and sends visual messages through the optic nerve to the brain. As we age certain changes take place that can wear away the retina. Just like your favourite pair of jeans - the more you wear them the more areas of thinness and holes start to appear. In some cases just as your jeans may rip there may be small tears or holes on the retina. These areas can eventually lead to retinal detachment. When the retina detaches...Read More