Retinal detachmentThis photo montage shows a retinal detachment. The white areas of the retina are the detached portion, as it is elevated above the back surface of the eye. If left untreated, this may cause permanent impaired vision. Some early signs of retinal detachment are flashes of light and a sudden onset of floaters.

If you or someone you know experiences flashes & floater or has questions about eye diseases, problems or conditions please call your local optometrist to schedule an appointment. If specialty care, treatment or surgery is required, please ask to be referred to one of the physicians at Eyecare Medical Group, 53 Sewall Street, Portland, Maine 04102 at 888-374-2020,  or visit Eyecare Medical GroupGoogle+ or