Your retina is one of the key components of your eye, and is located at the back of the eye. It’s responsible for accepting light sent via the cornea, and then transforming it into a viewable image. So it is obvious that anything that threatens that part of your eye is of a major concern. Here at The Retina Group of Washington, we’re not just eye doctors, but we’re specialists within the field of eye care. So when you suffer a torn retina, you know you can depend on us for the skilled diagnosis, assessment, and treatment required to repair it, such as with cryotherapy, which we will explain in more detail.
How do you end up with a torn retina in the first place? It may be the result of an injury or accident that affects your eye, or a consequence of diabetes (both types 1 and 2), and there is sometimes a hereditary component. What is most important is taking advantage of our Georgetown retina care in a timely manner. The retina coming loose from the rest of the eye is serious, but not as serious as if it is completely detached. Cryotherapy is a surgical procedure in which our Georgetown retina care utilizes cold as a method for optimal results. A probe puts pressure on the wall of the eye, gently but with enough force to push the retina back into position. A scar forms, and as the eye heals, the retina becomes securely re-attached. Our eye surgeon performs this procedure as an outpatient treatment, either at our office or in a local hospital. You will not need to stay overnight.
When you have a torn retina, or suspect that you may, do not hesitate to reach out to our office and set up an appointment for our Georgetown retina care. We will make sure that you are seen as quickly as can be managed. Put the well-being of your retina in our capable hands.