Understanding Retinal Tears, Holes, and Detachments

Understanding Retinal Tears, Holes, and Detachments

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Retinal issues, encompassing tears, holes, and detachments, necessitate immediate attention to preserve vision and prevent complications.  Peachtree Ophthalmology, located in Norcross and Peachtree Corners, specializes in diagnosing retinal conditions. 

Key Information:

Retinal Tears and Holes: These occur when the delicate retinal tissue sustains damage or develops small openings. Causes include aging, trauma, or conditions like diabetic retinopathy. Early detection is crucial to prevent progression to more severe complications.

Symptoms: Warning signs may include sudden flashes of light, floaters, or a shadow or curtain obscuring your peripheral vision. Recognizing these symptoms and seeking immediate attention is vital.

Detached Retina: A detached retina is a serious condition where the retina pulls away from its normal position. This requires urgent medical intervention to prevent permanent vision loss.

Diagnosis and Treatment:

Comprehensive Eye Exam: Dr. Washington performs a detailed eye exam, including dilated pupil evaluation, to diagnose retinal tears, holes, or detachments.

Photocoagulation and Cryopexy: Laser or freezing treatments may be employed to repair retinal tears or holes, preventing further progression.

Retinal Detachment Surgery: For retinal detachments, surgical procedures like scleral buckling or vitrectomy may be recommended to reattach the retina.

Preventive Measures:

Regular Eye Exams: Routine eye exams are essential for early detection of retinal issues, allowing timely intervention.

Managing Risk Factors: Managing conditions like diabetes and hypertension reduces the risk of retinal complications.

Prompt Response to Symptoms: If you experience sudden changes in vision, consult Dr. Washington immediately for timely evaluation.

Peachtree Ophthalmology- Eye Doctor Near Me in Norcross GA

Schedule your appointment at Peachtree Ophthalmology, conveniently located in Norcross and Peachtree Corners. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing exceptional eye care. Call us today to book your comprehensive eye exam or consultation for glaucoma, cataracts, and other eye conditions. Take the first step towards better vision and eye health with Peachtree Ophthalmology.

How To Contact Us

Our eye clinic is ideally located close to the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Rd and Spalding Dr. Serving Norcross GA, Duluth, Sandy Springs, Roswell & Johns Creek.


4045 Wetherburn Way, Ste 1
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

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Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sat & Sun: Closed

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