Retinal Detachment Symptoms Portland, Maine

By Aaron Parnes, M.D.

Retinal detachment is a painless site threatening eye problem which causes a number of symptoms and warning signs that occur often before the actual detachment happens. The key to preserving vision is to recognize these warning signs to schedule an exam for quick diagnosis and treatment. Warning signs and symptoms may include:

  • Flashes of light that may occur in your field of vision toward the outermost periphery.
  • A vitreous detachment may appear as a sudden increase in the number of floaters in your     vision and possibly even a ring of floaters or “hairs” in your vision-sometimes this is accompanied by “specks” or a “cobweb”.
  • A retinal detachment may appear as the sense of a “shadow” in your peripheral vision that may progress toward the center of your vision or a sensation of a “curtain” or a “veil” being drawn over your vision.
  • In extreme cases of retinal detachment you may experience a loss of central vision.
If you are experiencing ANY of these symptoms, it is necessary to immediately call Eyecare Medical Group and schedule an appointment AT ONCE in Portland, Maine by calling 888-374-2020 and explain your symptomsto the receptionist so that you may be given an appointment without delay.

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.

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