If you experience light sensitivity, regularly see flashes of light, or need emergency surgery, our team at Naples Eye Physicians in Naples, FL, provides eye surgery. Our ophthalmologists will perform a comprehensive eye exam to determine if surgery may be necessary. One particular procedure we offer is retinal surgery and you can learn how this procedure can help preserve your vision below:
What Is Retinal Surgery?
Retinal surgery is needed to treat retinal detachment, which happens when the retina pulls away from its normal position and is considered an emergency. If it is not treated in time, more of the retina can detach and lead to blindness.
What Are the Symptoms of Retinal Detachment?
Retinal detachment can cause a variety of symptoms. You may suddenly see debris in your vision, which are known as floaters. Along with that, you might experience flashes of lights and shadows in your field of vision. It is important to seek treatment as soon as possible if you notice any of these signs, as further complications can develop.
What Some Types of Eye Surgery?
Our ophthalmologists will examine your eyes to determine the extent of the retinal detachment and its location. Afterward, we will decide the procedure that would be best suited for your condition, which may include pneumatic retinopexy, a scleral buckle, or a vitrectomy.
A pneumatic retinopexy involves injecting an air bubble into your eye to put the retina back into the proper place. Then, our eye doctors will freeze the bubble or use a laser to seal it on the wall of the eye. The bubble will be visible for a bit and then disappear. It is important to keep your head in a certain position for a few days and not do any rigorous physical activity.
Our ophthalmologists may also perform a scleral buckle, which involves putting a small band in the white part of your eye. The band is permanent and helps push the retina back into the correct place. Recovery includes wearing a patch over your eye and avoiding lifting heavy weight.
A vitrectomy is a bit more complicated than a retinopexy and involves a hospital stay. Our eye doctors will make openings in your eye wall and take the vitreous from your eye and then reattach the retina.
These are all surgeries that will need to be performed by one of our ophthalmologists, however, recovery is fairly quick.
Contact us for an Appointment Today!
If you need retinal surgery, our team at Naples Eye Physicians in Naples, FL, is happy to help. To learn about the procedures that we provide and to schedule your appointment, contact us at (239) 262-6288 today.