The retina is the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of our eye. Light rays are focused onto the retina through our cornea, pupil and lens. The retina converts the light rays into impulses that travel through the optic nerve to our brain, where they are interpreted as the images we see.
DISEASES DIABETIC RETINOPATHY
It is a diabetic complication caused by damage to the blood vessels of the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye (retina) affecting the vision. Changes in the blood vessels of the retina which damages the nerve cells causes diabetic retinopathy. These changes can result in blurring of the vision, hemorrhage into the eye, or, if untreated, causes retinal detachment. Symptoms of Diabetic Retinopathy ?
- Blurred vision
- Sudden loss of vision in one eye
- Seeing rings around lights
- Dark spots or flashing lights
REH tip: If you are suffering from Diabetes, please get an annual eye checkup without fail. In diabetes, even when the retina is normal, an eye examination is recommended annually.
When the retina peels away from its underlying layer of support tissue causing a disorder of the eye. Initial detachment may be localized or broad, but without rapid treatment the entire retina may detach, leading to vision loss and blindness.
How can you tell if you have a detached retina?
- Sudden or gradual increase in either the number of floaters, which are little “cobwebs” or specks that float about in your field of vision
- Light flashes in the eye.
- Appearance of a curtain over the field of vision.
- Retinal Laser Treatment
- Vitreo Retinal Surgery: Minimally Invasive Vitrectomy Surgery (MIVS) prevent retinal