Retina and Vitreous


Diagram of the Eye

The retina is a light-sensitive layer of tissue, lining the inner surface of the eye.  The optics of the eye create an image of the visual world on the retina (through the cornea and lens), which serves much the same function as the film in a camera.  Light striking the retina initiates a cascade of chemical and electrical events that ultimately trigger nerve impulses.  These are sent to various visual centers of hte brain through the fibers of the optic nerve. 

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in adults after age 50 years.  If you have vision loss from AMD, you can continue with many of the activities you do now.  Read more.

Diabetic Retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in adults.  Taking care of your help helps reduce your risk of vision loss. Read more. Treatment may help slow the progress of diabetic retinopathy.  Types of treatment procedures include Laser Treatment and Vitrectomy.

Retinal Tears and Detachments: The retina may be torn or detached due to aging, an eye injury or other problems.  There are procedures to treat these issues.  Read more.



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Last modified: Aug 23, 2017