THE RETINA

Q: Description of a retina.

A: The retina is the delicate lining at the back of the eye that functions much like the film in a camera. It receives light through the lens in your eye, forms that light into images, and sends those images to the brain, enabling you to see.

The retina is composed of several layers of cells, including nerve cells, that do many things. Unlike the lens in the front of your eye, which can be replaced if it becomes cloudy (cataracts), these cells cannot be replaced by current medical technology.

Q: Description of the vitreous.

A: The vitreous is the clear, gel-like mass that fills the space between the lens and the retina.

Q: What can be done about my retinal problem?

A: Much damage to the retina, including:

  • retinal detachments,
  • scarring of the surface or underneath the retina,
  • diabetic damage,
  • holes and tears,


can be treated. Depending on the type and amount of the damage, and how long it has lasted, some vision can often be restored.

Latest From the Blog

  • Retinal Detachment, by Abdul Rasheed Khan, M.D.
    In the world of ophthalmology and vitreo-retinal surgery, retinal detachment refers to a medical condition where the retina pulls away from the blood vessel layer that supplies it with nutrients and oxygen. Considered an urgent situation that requires immediate medical attention, retinal detachment deprives the retinal cells of oxygen and places the afflicted individual at extreme risk of permanent vision loss in the affected eye. For this reason, anyone experiencing symptoms or warning signs of the disease should seek emergency care as soon as possible. In many cases, retinal detachment occurs without any underlying cause. However, certain injuries and illnesses…
    Written on Monday, 04 March 2013 08:15
  • Retinal Detachment, by Abdul Rasheed Khan, M.D.
    In the world of ophthalmology and vitreo-retinal surgery, retinal detachment refers to a medical condition where the retina pulls away from the blood vessel layer that supplies it with nutrients and oxygen. Considered an urgent situation that requires immediate medical attention, retinal detachment deprives the retinal cells of oxygen and places the afflicted individual at extreme risk of permanent vision loss in the affected eye. For this reason, anyone experiencing symptoms or warning signs of the disease should seek emergency care as soon as possible. In many cases, retinal detachment occurs without any underlying cause. However, certain injuries and illnesses…
    Written on Monday, 04 March 2013 08:15

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