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.
Due to injury or disease such as macular degeneration, the retina can become torn or detached from the back of the eye. Sudden or gradual increase in eye "floaters" (particles obscuring vision) or light flashes cutting off your vision are signs of retinal detachment and a medical emergency. You should contact an eye care professional immediately. Conditions and diseases like these can cause vision loss or blindness, especially if they are not diagnosed and treated.
Retina specialists at PAMF identify and treat all medical and surgical diseases affecting the retina and other parts of the inner eye. We use a variety of laser, medical and surgical treatments, including laser or surgery for retinal tears and detachment, laser for diabetic retinopathy and intravitreal injections for macular degeneration and other diseases.