Vitreoretinal Disorder

Retinal Detchment Diagram

Your eye consists of many different parts that take in light and send messages to your brain. How well your eye's function, as well as the health of them, is dependent upon each of these components functioning accordingly. If one part of your eye has an infection or disease, you may have symptoms including pain and visual disturbances, like seeing halos. In some cases, it impacts your visual acuity. At Optimum Eyecare, we optimize both your vision and eye health, even if you have a vitreoretinal disorder.

Definition of Vitreoretinal

Vitreoretinal is a term that pertains to the vitreous fluid in the eye and the retina. This portion of your eye is in the back. The fluid is a clear, gel-like substance that helps your eye maintain its shape. The retina, on the other hand, is the portion of your eye that receives light, so your optic nerve may send the image to your brain. Your macula is the center of your retina. The macula is the part of your eye where light focuses on. It's responsible for making your vision both sharp and clear.

Signs of Vitreoretinal Disorders

  • Night blindness
  • Floaters, spots, or flashes of light
  • Loss of central or peripheral vision
  • Distorted words when reading
  • Straight lines appear wavy
  • Light sensitivity

Night blindness is a common symptom of vitreoretinal disorders. You might have floaters or see spots or flashes of light. Sometimes, you see wavy lines in your central vision. Some people notice they start to lose their central or peripheral vision. You may lose your vision suddenly or see distorted words when you're reading. You could experience visual distortions such as straight lines appearing wavy. Sometimes, individuals with a disorder that affects their retina or vitreous fluid have extreme light sensitivity.

Treatment for Vitreoretinal Disorders

In some cases, our optometrists will be able to manage your symptoms while monitoring for progression. However, as your condition worsens, you might need medication, injections, or surgery.

Schedule an appointment with Optimum Eyecare by calling (817) 419-8871.

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