Signs of a Retinal Tear

Your optimal eye health is our mission at the office of Retina Group of Washington – Virginia – Tysons Corner. Whether it’s a regular eye exam, or something more urgent like eye pain, a retinal tear, or vision loss, we are here for you!

If you are experiencing any issues with your eyes, it’s important that you make an appointment for an exam. One type of eye problem we see at our practice is a retinal tear. Like it sounds, a retinal tear is a tear to the retina, which is the light-sensitive tissue in the back part of your eye.

The good news is that when caught early, a tear can be repaired safely and effectively. In fact, some tears are minor and will heal on their own without needing any intervention. However, it’s still important to seek medical attention because retinal tears can lead to serious issues if left undiagnosed and untreated.

Signs of a Retinal Tear

How do you know if you have a retinal tear? There are some risk factors to be aware of such as history of eye trauma or disease, older age, family history of retinal tears or retinal detachment, and being nearsighted.

There are also some symptoms you may experience with a retinal tear. If you notice any of these, it’s important to make an appointment with us right away. Common signs include:
• Floaters (floating spots in your line of vision)
• Light flashes
• Blurred vision
• Bleeding in the area

A retinal tear can be detected during a thorough eye exam. Preventing any worsening of symptoms is critical, so you should seek medical attention right away if you notice any pain or any of the symptoms described above. Remember, the sooner you come in, the better the outcomes.

At the office of Retina Group of Washington – Virginia – Tysons Corner, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.