Retinal tears can be treated with a variety of options. Typically, laser treatment is offered in an ophthalmologist’s office to seal the area in order to prevent retinal detachments.
Upon noticing symptoms like flashes and floaters, one should see an ophthalmologist immediately. Un-examined retinal tears can pose a serious risk, because fluid can enter through the tear under the retinal and lift the retina off, causing a retinal detachment, much like damp wallpaper peeling from the wall. This visually impairing condition will require surgery to re-attach the retina.