If you notice floaters, flashes of light, and/or a curtain or veil, you should come in immediately to ensure you don't have a retinal detachment!
The retina is a thin layer of tissue that lines the back of the eye which transmits light from the eye to the brain where vision is perceived. When the retina detaches, it is peeling partially or completely away from the back of the eye. This results in loss of transmission to the brain that can lead to vision loss.
Retinal detachment can be caused by various factors including injury to the eye, traumatic injury to the head, eye surgery, high degree of myopia, and eye diseases. In some patients, there may be areas of the retina that is thinner, which may lead to spontaneous retinal detachment.
If you are experiencing the following symptoms: flashing of lights, many floaters in your vision or overall decrease in vision, please Click here or call 905-889-0809 for an appointment or walk in to our clinic as soon as possible. However, some patients may have no symptoms at all. Our doctors will perform a thorough ocular health examination to ensure the retina is intact, but if treatment is required, we will promptly refer you to a retinal ophthalmologist.