The retina is a layer of tissue in the back of your eye that senses light and sends images to your brain. The purpose of the retina is to receive light that the lens has focused, convert the light into neural signals, and send these signals to the brain for visual recognition.
What are Retinal Disorders?
Retinal disorders are conditions that affect any part of the retina. Some can mildly affect a person’s vision, while others may lead to blindness if left untreated. However, it may be possible to prevent most retinal disorders if an eye doctor identifies the condition early and provides appropriate treatment.
The early effects of retinal damage may or may not display noticeable changes in vision. If the damage is near the macula, one could notice various visual effects such as general poor vision, distortion of images such as straight lines appearing wavy, blurry spots in one’s central vision, and/or vision with images appearing and disappearing.
Several signs and symptoms of retinal diseases are common. You may need to consult an eye doctor in case of you have any of the following: