Our Location & Hours

Our Location & Hours

Optometrist, San Ramon, Optometric Center & Eyewear Galleria

2551 San Ramon Valley Blvd.
Suite #101
San Ramon, CA 94583 View Map

 
Mon, Wed, Thurs: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

* Exams 9am-5:15pm Mon-Thurs; 10am-4pm Fri

7/7/17

by Michael Duong O.D., F.A.A.O

“I started seeing flashes and floaters that started last week in my right eye.”  When I hear this, it is imperative that a careful evaluation of the retina is performed.  The retina is the tissue that lines the back surface of the eye.  The patient was dilated to allow viewing of the entire retina.  A digital-wide field image was ordered for the patient  to check for any tears or detachment.


 

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From the photo, the patient has a “horse-shoe” shaped tear in her right eye.  33-55% of the time, this can lead to a retinal detachment leading to loss of vision.  Horse-shoe tears are caused by the gel in the eye (vitreous) pulling on the retina, causing it to tear.  Risk factors include older age, being nearsighted, already having a thin retina, and trauma.  She was referred to a retinal specialist for immediate laser treatment to seal the surrounding areas of the tear. The prognosis is good when caught early as in this case.


If you experience symptoms of sudden onset floaters or flashes of light, please contact us immediately at Optometric Center & Eyewear Galleria, 925-743-1222.

 

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Our Location & Hours

Optometrist, San Ramon, Optometric Center & Eyewear Galleria

2551 San Ramon Valley Blvd.
Suite #101
San Ramon, CA 94583 View Map

 
Mon, Wed, Thurs: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

* Exams 9am-5:15pm Mon-Thurs; 10am-4pm Fri