Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement

We continue to closely monitor the situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and are following the published recommendations of the CDC and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. We will continue to see our patients and treat any urgent/emergent needs.

With all of our offices open, the following protocols are in place:

1) We have greatly expanded measures to disinfect our office including cleaning between each patient appointment.

2) To limit any potential exposure, we ask you NOT to bring any non-essential person(s) with you to the appointment.

3) If someone must accompany you to your appointment, we ask that they do not enter the office, if at all possible.

4) If you have an upcoming appointment and identify with the following statements, please do not come directly to the office, but instead call us:

• Fever greater than 100.4

• Respiratory symptoms or difficulty breathing

• Exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days

• Placed in self/hospital quarantine by medical doctor

 Your health and that of our staff is our guiding priority and we continue to update our protocol to ensure safety for everyone. If you have questions regarding these evolving protocols, please contact our office.

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Signs and Symptoms of Retinal Detachment

Retinal detachment is an emergency situation that occurs when the retina tears or detaches from the back of the eye.

Without immediate emergency care, a patient may suffer permanent vision damage or blindness.

If you notice signs of retinal detachment, contact Retina Associates, LLC, in Lenexa, KS, Kansas City, Shawnee Mission, and nearby areas...

When to Seek Emergency Attention

Retinal detachment is a serious eye condition that requires immediate medical attention. Contact our office as soon as you experience any of these warning signs:

  • Floaters
  • Flashes of light
  • Shadows in your field of vision

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, contact an eye care professional as soon as possible by calling (913) 831-7400.

Your doctor can recognize the retinal detachment signs quickly and refer you to one of our greater Kansas City, KS, area offices of Retina Associates, P.A. for further treatment. 

Without emergency medical attention, retinal detachment can lead to serious permanent damage or blindness. Our retinal specialists can quickly address this potentially blinding condition at any of our office locations.

Improved Technology = Improved Results

According to the National Eye Institute, "With modern therapy, over 90 percent of those with a retinal detachment can be successfully treated, although sometimes a second treatment is needed."

Take Action to Prevent Vision Loss Request a Consultation

With retinal detachment, macular degeneration, and other eye conditions, early action is vital to preserving your vision Our experienced, board-certified ophthalmologists can help restore your vision at our Shawnee Mission, Lenexa, or other offices in the Kansas City, KS, area.

Call our office to request a consultation as soon as you notice a warning sign:

(913) 831-7400

5-Star Reviews From Patients in the Shawnee Mission, KS, Area


Katie Gray


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I was referred to Retina Associates because of some vision problems. I went to the Overland Park location to see Dr. Savage. It was probably the best care I've had! They were quick and efficient and explained every step to me. I now have to go regularly for shots in my eye and everyone makes the experience so much more comfortable considering I have a weird fear of anything being near my eyes. Dr. Savage is amazing! So is the whole team!

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Kyle Harper


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Both me and my spouse have troubled eyes and we've had positive experiences at both the Shawnee Mission and Overland Park offices. My spouse had symptoms of an eye emergency and was seen within an hour of calling and no referral needed. Thankfully it was nothing serious but the quick short-notice appointment shows they truly care.

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What Exactly Is Retinal Detachment?

The retina is crucial to your vision. Light entering the eye is focused onto the retina and converted into neural impulses. These impulses then travel through the optic nerve to the brain to provide visual perception.

When part of the retina begins to detach from its supportive tissues, it can no longer function properly. If a portion of the retina fails to transfer impulses, it can compromise the field of vision. If left untreated, the retina will become permanently damaged within 24 to 72 hours because it is no longer receiving oxygen-rich blood from its supportive tissues. Without oxygen, retinal cells can be permanently lost.

How Retinal Detachment Affects Your Eyes

When fluid builds up behind the retina, the bubble of fluid causes the retina to lose its oxygen-rich blood supply. Quick treatment can help you avoid the permanent loss of eyesight. 

A Vision to Be the Best Trust Your Care to Experienced Specialists

As the largest group of retina specialists in Shawnee Mission and Greater Kansas City, KS, we offer multiple professional offices to serve you. Each of our offices is staffed and equipped to provide the highest level of health care service for patients in a comfortable environment.

We use proven therapies to diagnose your condition and protect your sight. Depending on the cause and severity of your symptoms, we might perform advanced laser surgery in the office, or recommend an outpatient procedure at a surgery center or in a hospital setting.

Risk Factors For Retinal Detachment

  • You are over 50
  • Family history of retinal detachment
  • Extreme nearsightedness (myopia)
  • Previous eye surgery
  • Previous eye injury
  • Previous eye disease
  • Have Age-Related Macular Degeneration

The Three Types of Retinal Detachment

There are three primary ways a retina can become detached:


The most common cause of retinal detachment is rhegmatogenous detachment. It is caused by a retinal tear that allows the vitreous fluid in your eye to collect underneath the retina. The vitreous fluid essentially creates a bubble under the retina that causes it to lose its blood supply and damage your vision.


Tractional detachment occurs when the tissues of the retina are pulled apart by fibrous tissue that develops as a result of trauma or inflammation, or retinal conditions caused by systemic diseases such as diabetes.


Exudative detachment is much rarer than rhegmatogenous detachment. This type of detachment occurs when blood vessels within or around the retina leak blood and pull the retina from its supportive tissues, but there is no retinal tear. These blood vessels leak because of tumors, autoimmune diseases, congenital diseases, and age-related macular degeneration.

Step-by-Step Laser Treatment Process

After our doctors diagnose your condition, we try to begin surgery as soon as possible.
After our doctors diagnose your condition, we try to begin surgery as soon as possible.


Our Shawnee Mission-area doctors make the retinal detachment treatment process virtually painless with numbing drops before the ophthalmology procedure begins.

Laser Treatment

The doctor will locate the source of the detachment and make a small wound with a laser. As the wound heals, scar tissue will work like a bandaid to connect the retina back in place.


After your ophthalmology procedure, you may be given steroids to help prevent inflammation. Your doctor may recommend you avoid rigorous activity while scar tissue forms and your eye heals. 
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Retina Associates, LLC

Retina Associates, LLC is an advanced medical practice devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of retinal, macular, and vitreous diseases. Together, our eye care physicians belong to various prestigious organizations: 

  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Retina Specialists

Our mission is to help every patient preserve or restore their sight through our advanced treatment options. To discuss your needs with one of our doctors, request an appointment online or call us at (913) 831-7400.

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