The retina is a thin sheet of light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye, which converts light into electrical signals that your brain can understand.
The retina is divided into two areas, the macula and the peripheral retina:
- The macula is responsible for your sharp central vision that allows you to see details and colour, e.g. reading and recognising faces.
- The peripheral retina gives you the width of vision, the visual field, and allows you to see things “out of the corner of your eye”
There many diseases which can affect the retina. Some of the most common are:
The above retinal diseases may require treatment with intravitreal injections of a variety of drugs:
Other common retinal diseases that may require surgery include: