The retina is a layered mass of nerve cells on the back wall inside your eye. It senses light and transmits these impulses through your optic nerve to the brain, where a visual image is formed. The retina is considered part of your body’s central nervous system.
Retinal diseases, including macular degeneration (AMD) and retinal tears or detachment, affect this important layer of tissue, made up of millions of photoreceptors and other neurons. These diseases can cause vision loss or blindness, especially if they are not diagnosed and treated.
Retina specialists in the Sutter Health network are experienced in identifying and treating all medical and surgical diseases affecting the retina and other parts of the inner eye, using the most advanced tools and technology available.