The retina is the layer of cells lining the back wall inside the eye. This layer senses light and sends signals to the brain so you can see. Several parts of the eye are associated with the retina.
The retina senses light and creates electrical impulses that are sent through the optic nerve to the brain. The white outer coat of the eye, surrounding the iris.
- Retinal tear
- Retinal detachment
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Epiretinal membrane
- Macular hole
- Macular degeneration
- Retinitis pigmentosa.
Many retinal diseases share some common signs and symptoms. These may include:
- Seeing floating specks or cobwebs
- Blurred or distorted (straight lines look wavy) vision
- Defects in the side vision
- Lost vision
You may need to try looking with each eye alone to notice these.
Risk factors for retinal diseases might include:
- Being obese
- Having diabetes or other diseases
- Eye trauma
- A family history of retinal diseases