Types of Retinal Detachment in Portland Maine

By Jackie Nguyen, M.D.

The Vitreoretinal Surgeons at Eyecare Medical Group in Portland typically see three types of retinal detachment. These include:

Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment occurs as a result of a break (usually a tear or hole) in the Retina that permits fluid to pass into the space underneath the Retina. Tears or holes in the Retina may actually occur without causing any symptoms to occur. Therefore, it is important that you have routine eye examinations, especially if you are nearsighted or myopic, or if you play contact sports and might be subjected to eye trauma, in order to rule out the presence of Retinal Breaks before they cause loss of vision. Furthermore, if you are nearsighted or myopic, you may be more prone to Peripheral Retinal Degenerations, of which Lattice Degeneration may also increase your risk of Retinal Detachment making regular eye examinations an even more important part of your routine health care. Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment is the most common type of Retinal Detachment.

Exudative Retinal Detachment may occur due to inflammation, injury or a Retinal Vascular Disease that causes fluid accumulation underneath the Retina without the presence of a Retinal Hole or Retinal Tear.

Tractional Retinal Detachment may occur when fibrous or fibrovascular scar tissue has been formed on the Retina as a result of an injury, inflammatory disease or the presence of neovascularization, such as in Diabetic Retinopathy.  The scar tissue actually pulls the Retina free from the underlying pigment layer it is normally attached to, causing a Retinal Detachment.

If you experience the sensation of a curtain or a veil in your vision, especially if accompanied by flashes, floaters, specs or cobwebs-or if your vision becomes “bent” or distorted perhaps with the sensation of a “bubble” you need to be evaluated immediately for Retinal Detachment. Please call us-explain your symptoms-and schedule an appointment at Eyecare Medical Group in Portland, Maine at 888-374-2020.

Eyecare Medical Group provides diagnosis and treatment of Retinal Tears and Retinal Detachment in Maine and is conveniently located for patients in need of Retinal Surgery from Auburn, Augusta, Bangor, Bath, Berwick, Biddeford, Bridgton, Brunswick, Cape Neddick, Casco Bay, Cumberland Center, Eliot, Freeport, Gardiner, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Kittery, Lewiston, Old Orchard Beach, Portland, Sanford, Scarborough, South Portland, Springvale, Topsham, Waterville, Westbrook, Winslow, Wiscasset, Yarmouth, Portland, Skowhegan and York Maine.

Eyecare Medical Group in Portland, Maine is conveniently located for patients with Cataracts interested in
Cataract Surgery & Lens Implants (IOL), LASIK, Diabetic Eye Problems, Macular Degeneration (AMD), Glaucoma,
Diseases and Surgery of the Retina & Cornea including Retinal Detachment & Cornea Transplants.