Retina Center


At Soll Eye, David S. Rho, M.D. specializes in retinal disorders and also heads the Diabetic Eye Center.

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The retina ia a nerve layer at the back of the eye that senses light and sends images to the brain. A retinal detachment occurs with the retina is pulled away from its normal position causing blurry vision and blindness if left untreated. The chances of the retinal detachment occurring may be caused by conditions such as nearsightedness, previous cataract surgery, glaucoma, severe injury, previous retinal detachment in the other eye, family history of retinal detachment or weak areas in the retina. Early symptoms of a retinal detachment may be flashing lights, new floaters or a gray curtain moving across the field of vision.

Retina Center

Most retinal tears need treatment with laser surgery or cryotherapy (freezing) which seal the retina to the back wall of the eye. Almost all retinal detachments require surgery to put the retina back in its proper position. There are various types of surgery and the decision of which type to use depends upon the characteristics of the detachment.

 

Regular examinations can detect early signs of retinal detachment and increase the chances of successful surgery and recovery of vision.