The retina is a thin layer of light-sensitive tissue lining the posterior of our eye. The retina and cornea both coordinate to function like the film of a camera. With the retina functioning as a lens, it is important for it to remain clear. The retina converts the light rays coming through the eye into electrical impulses that travel through the optic nerve to our brain. The brain then interprets the impulses into images we see. If the normal connection between the retina and the brain is damaged, transmission problems will result and our vision will become disturbed.
Some common retinal conditions include:
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Macular Degeneration