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Retinal Tears / Detachments

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The retina is responsible for sensing the light that enters our eyes and transmitting it to the brain to let us see. It is a very thin tissue layer that lines the back of the eye, and any damage to it can lead to severe vision loss. Signs of a retinal detachment include flashes, floaters, and a shade or curtain in your peripheral vision.

The most common cause of a retinal detachment is a tear in the retina. A retinal tear can happen for many reasons; the most common reason is due to the retina being pulled on by the vitreous. The vitreous is a gel that fills the back of the eye. The vitreous is adherent to the retina when we are young; as we get older the vitreous gel shrinks and separates from the retina. This is the most common cause for floaters and is termed a posterior vitreous detachment. It is therefore very important to see an ophthalmologist when experiencing new flashes or floaters because of the risk of retinal problems.

Retinal detachments can also be caused by trauma, myopia (nearsightedness), diabetic retinopathy, and may run in families. With early recognition we can treat retinal tears in the office rather that the operating room. If a retinal tear is left untreated, it may lead to a retinal detachment and significant visual loss.

Depending on the type of retinal detachment we may be able to treat your eye in the office. This would include laser surgery or cryotherapy (a freezing treatment), occasionally combined with a gas bubble. Depending on the severity, a procedure in the operating room may be the best treatment.

Office Locations Serving Greater Cincinnati

Ohio

Anderson

1060 Nimitzview Dr., Suite 105
Cincinnati, OH 45230

Phone: (513) 232-2500 Fax: (513) 232-2777

Clifton - Reading Rd

2055 Reading Rd.,  Suite 330
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Phone: (513) 381-1900 Fax: (513) 287-6403

Colerain- Midwest Eye Center

6779 Colerain Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45239

Phone: (513) 741-1313 Fax: (513) 385-3995

Eastgate- Midwest Eye Center

4452 Eastgate Blvd, Suite 305
Cincinnati, OH 45245

Phone: (513) 752-5700 Fax: (513) 752-5716

Hamilton

1017 Main St.
Hamilton, OH 45013

Phone: (513) 868-2181 Fax: (513) 868-2893 Optical Shop: (513) 868-2885

Hillsboro

1275 North High St.
Hillsboro, OH 45133

Phone: (513) 232-2500 Fax: (513) 232-2777

Hyde Park

2135 Dana Ave., Suite 310
Cincinnati, OH 45207

Phone: (513) 221-7788 Phone: (513) 487-5223 Optical Shop: (513) 487-5224

Kenwood - Montgomery Rd.

7730 Montgomery Rd. Suite 120
Cincinnati, OH 45236

Phone: (513) 791-5999 Fax: (513) 791-4567 Optical Shop: (513) 936-5044

Kenwood Surgery Center

8044 Montgomery Rd., Suite 155
Cincinnati, OH 45236

Phone: (513) 791-7967 Fax: (513) 791-1473

North College Hill

1577B Goodman Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45224

Phone: (513) 729-1321 Fax: (513) 729-2873 Optical Shop: (513) 729-1756

Oxford

5141 Morning Sun Rd.
Oxford, OH 45056

Phone: (513) 523-2123 Fax: (513) 523-2125

Springdale

12124 Sheraton Ln.
Springdale, OH 45246

Phone: (513) 671-5500 Fax: (513) 671-7854

West Chester- Midwest Eye Center

8760 Union Centre Blvd.
West Chester, OH 45069

Phone: (513) 454-0544 Fax: (513) 454-0551

Western Hills

6909 Good Samaritan Dr., Suite B
Cincinnati, OH 45247

Phone: (513) 389-9911 Fax: (513) 389-7854

Kentucky

Crestview Hills- Chancellor Dr. #1

2865 Chancellor Dr., Suite 210
Crestview Hills, KY 41017

Phone: (859) 331-6616 Fax: (859) 331-5760

Crestview Hills- Chancellor Dr. #2

2865 Chancellor Dr., Suite 215
Crestview Hills, KY 41017

Phone: (859) 331-5600 Drs. Daun, Devine, Khaja, Dykuizen Phone: (859) 331-0058 Dr. Sanitato Phone: (513) 232-2500 Dr. Schott Fax: (513) 791-4567

Crestview Hills - Thomas More

500 Thomas More Parkway
Crestview Hills, KY 41017

Phone: (859) 341-4525 Fax: (859) 341-4993