About Retinal Diseases
The retina is the complex neural tissue that receives focused light from the cornea and lens, converting it into chemical signals that are transmitted to the occipital lobe of the brain creating visual images. In simple terms, the retina serves the same function as the film of the camera.
Many diseases can affect the retina including Macular Degeneration, Retinal Detachments, Vein and Artery Occlusions, Diabetic Retinopathy, and many more. Each of these diseases has the potential to be sight threatening, and the effectiveness of the current treatments requires prompt medical and or surgical intervention.
To learn more about retinal disease please visit the Patient Education Library.