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Detached Retina Bismarck, North Dakota ND

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3119 N. 14th Street
Bismarck, ND 58503
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Are you looking for help with a Detached Retina here in Bismarck North Dakota?  The trained Ophthalmologists & Optometrists at Dakota Eye Institute in Bismarck can help you with your Detached Retina condition.

If you have a detached retina, this is a serious medical emergency.  Detached retina symptoms include: flashes of light, increase in floaters or a dark curtain across your field of vision.  Some other reported symptoms may also include holes of vision, peripheral vision loss, wavy lines.  

We caution you that this is a serious medical condition because it needs to be treated immediately.  If your retina becomes detached it needs to be reattached within 24 hours for best outcome.  You won't die from this occurring but you could lose your site in the eye that is affected.

What causes a retinal detachment?

Any tiny tears or holes in the retina can allow fluid to seep under the retina, separating it from the back wall of the eye. The tiny tears themselves are usually caused by aging changes of some of the tissues within the eye. Most of the eye's interior is filled with vitreous, a gel-like substance that helps maintain its round shape. The vitreous contains millions of fine fibers that are normally attached to the retinal surface. As we age, the vitreous slowly shrinks away from the retina and may at some point be pulled free (this is called a vitreous detachment). Once in a while, this pulling results in one or more tears or tiny holes in the retina. Then, the fluid from the vitreous compartment of the eye can leak through the hole(s) and get under the retina.

Retinal tears may also result from a hard blow or injury to the eye, though this is rather rare.

Dakota Eye Institute is trained to handle detached retinas and we can help you if you have this condition.   It is very important to act quickly and call our office to see our on call physician. 

Call us today at 701-222-3937 to set up an appointment for a consultation.
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