Retina

The retina is a layer at the back of the eye that is sensitive to light. The retina converts the light rays into impulses that travel through the optic nerve to our brain, where a visual image is formed. A healthy, intact retina is key to clear vision.

Before Treatment

If your retina is detached or torn you will experience many floaters or dark spots, flashing lights, blurry or distorted vision.

After Treatment

If treated immediately there should not be any vision loss and your vision will be clear again.

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What is the retina?

The retina is a layer at the back of the eye that is sensitive to light. The retina converts the light rays into impulses that travel through the optic nerve to our brain, where a visual image is formed. A healthy, intact retina is key to clear vision.

What is retinal detachment?

With age, the vitreous of the eye can change shape and pull away from the retina, causing a retina tear. When a retinal tear occurs, vitreous fluid can lift the retina off the back wall of the eye, causing the retina to detach. If a retinal tear is not treated quickly, it can lead to blindness.