detached & torn retina


The retina is a layer of nerve tissue at the back of the eye that plays a key role in the ability to see. If the retina becomes torn or peels away from the back of the eye, it can impair vision or cause blindness. 

Retinal detachment often begins with another eye condition called posterior vitreous detachment (PVD). PVD can lead to a tear in the retina, which may eventually cause it to detach.

services & treatment

A detached or torn retina requires immediate treatment. It’s important to call your eye doctor right away. Once a retina detaches, blindness could occur within hours.

Surgery is the only way to repair a detached retina. A torn retina may be able to be repaired using lasers.

why Aurora?

At Aurora, we strive to offer convenient, compassionate care.

  • Our ophthalmologists are on call 24/7, so if you have an eye emergency, we’re there to help.  
  • We offer hundreds of specialists under one roof. If your doctor notices another health issue during your exam, like symptoms of diabetes, he or she can get you an appointment with another Aurora specialist right away.
  • Our clinics, hospitals and surgery centers provide care for a whole spectrum of eye issues.

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