The retina is a light-sensitive tissue that lines the inner surface of the eye. The retina has layers of neurons, called photoreceptor cells that are interconnected by synapses.
When the light passes through the cornea, it strikes the retina, and this creates a chemical and electrical trigger of nerve impulses which are sent to the brain through fiber of optic nerves and this creates an image. When the retina is damaged, it can result in a loss of vision.
Regular eye exams are important in diagnosing, treating, and managing retinal diseases. If you’re experiencing retina issues or symptoms of a damaged retina, schedule an appointment at the Cleveland Eye Clinic for an exam. Our Eye Doctors will help you take the next steps towards finding the right eye care treatment for you.