Understanding the Retina

Macular Degeneration TreatmentDo you struggle with blurry vision? Do you have flashes and floaters? Do you often see blind spots when you look into the distance? As people age, they may begin to experience retina conditions that affect their ability to see clearly. Depending on the nature of the retina problem, treatment can make improvements. But for certain retina eye problems, treatment options might be limited. It is important to make sure you are in contact with your ophthalmologist or retina specialist if you have certain retina disease symptoms.

What is the Retina?

The retina is an amazing and complex structure in the eye. The retina is a little like wallpaper at the back of your eye and is covered with many small blood vessels. Many of the issues related to vision conditions depend on whether or not these blood vessels leak blood.

The Retina

The main job of the retina is to transmit light and images to nerve signals that then get transferred to the brain. The retina uses the optic nerve to transmit signals and images to the brain. If there is a disconnect between the retina and optic nerve, vision may be impaired.

Most Common Retina Eye Problems:

  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Flashes and Floaters


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