Retina & Vitreous
The retina is the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye.
Light rays are focused onto the retina through the cornea, pupil and lens. The retina converts the light rays into electrical impulses that travel through the optic nerve to the brain, where they are interpreted as the images we see. The middle of the eye is filled with a clear gel called vitreous that is attached to the retina.
Physicians who specialize in the retina and vitreous diagnose, manage and surgically treat diseases of these highly sensitive parts of the eye. These diseases include retinal detachment, tears and holes; diabetic retinopathy; vitreous detachment and hemorrhage; macular holes and puckers and age-related macular degeneration.
Disorders of the retina and vitreous treated at Centre For Sight Africa include the following:
- Age-Related Macular Degeneration
- Macular Hole
- Macular Pucker
- Retinal Detachment
- Retinopathy of Prematurity
- Vascular Occlusions