The retina, the light sensing tissue at the back of the eye, lines the inside of the eye like wallpaper. A retinal detachment develops when the retina pulls away from its normal position. Vision loss can progress rapidly, and if left untreated usually causes permanent blindness.
Retinal detachment develops in approximately 1 in 10,000 people per year. Awareness of the quality of your vision in each eye is extremely important, especially if you are in a higher-risk group such as those who are diabetic, nearsighted or have a family history of retinal detachment. Early detection is critical in successfully treating torn and detached retinas. At Ocean Eye, we are committed to your sight. We stay at the cutting edge of research and offer you our expertise and advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques to help maintain your vision.