The retina is a very thin layer of tissue that lines the inner part of the back of the eye and functions like the film of a camera. Light passes through the eye via the cornea and the lens and becomes focused on the retina. When the light hits the retina, photoreceptor cells transmit the light into electrical signals which are then processed by the optic nerve and the brain to create the images you see.
The retina is essential to both central and peripheral vision. Many people with retinal diseases first begin to realize they have a problem when the condition begins affecting the quality of their vision. The retina doctors at Seeta Eye have special training in diagnosing retinal conditions and diseases. They take great care in the treatment and management of retinal conditions including:
- Macular Degeneration: A condition that refers to a deterioration of the retina that can lead to serious central vision complications.
- Diabetic Retinopathy: A condition that refers to blood vessel damage of the retina caused by complications of diabetes that can lead to significant vision loss and blindness
- Macular Edema: A condition that refers to the build-up of fluid in the macula, an area in the center of the retina
- Retinal Detachment: A serious condition of the eye in which the retina pulls away from the wall of the eye, and is unable to receive proper oxygenation and nutrition