About Symptoms of Retinal Detachment


About Symptoms of Retinal Detachment at Center for Sight serving Fall River, Massachusetts and greater Providence, Rhode Island

By Robert Kelly, M.D.

A Retinal Detachment is often accompanied by one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Flashes of light that may occur in your field of vision toward the outermost periphery.
  • A sudden increase in the number of floaters in your vision and possibly even a ring of floaters or “hairs” in your vision.
  • A sense of a “shadow” in your peripheral vision that may progress toward the center of your vision.
  • A sensation of a “curtain” or a “veil” being drawn over your vision.
  • Straight lines, such as the edge of a door or walls, appear to be curved.
  • In extreme cases of Retinal Detachment you may experience a loss of central vision.

If you are experiencing ANY of these symptoms, it is necessary to immediately call Center for Sight and schedule an appointment AT ONCE in Fall River, Massachusetts by calling 508-730-2020.  Please tell the receptionist that you are having these symptoms so that you may be given an appointment without delay.

Center for Sight is conveniently located for patients in need of evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of Retinal Detachment in Massachusetts or Rhode Island from Attleboro, Fairhaven, Fall River, Franklin, Mansfield, Marion, Mattapoisett, Medfield, Milford, New Bedford, North Attleboro, North Dartmouth, Norton, Oxford, Rehoboth, Somerset, Swansea, Taunton, Walpole, Whitinsville, Woonsocket, Providence, Smithfield, Westport, Lakeville, Dighton, Little Compton, and Tiverton.