What is Retina?
The retina is the transparent, light-sensitive structure at the back of the eye.
What is the importance of Retina?
The cornea and lens focus light onto the retina. The central area of the retina, called the macula, contains a high density of color-sensitive photoreceptor (light-sensing) cells. These cells, called cones, produce the sharpest visual images and are responsible for central and color vision. The peripheral area of the retina, which surrounds the macula, contains photoreceptor cells called rods, which respond to lower light levels but are not color sensitive. The rods are responsible for peripheral vision and night vision.
The light falling on eyes finally falls on retina, from there visual impulses are carried to the brain for final perception of image.
It functions like a roll of camera where images are formed.
Retina can be affected by various disorders, some of the common disorders are :
AGE RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION
These disorders if detected at early stage, can be treated and prevented from reaching complicated stage.
At Neo Vision Eye Care, we believe that preventive medicine is the best medicine. Retina specialist in pune at Neo vision advises for a regular eye check up. It is mandatory particularly if you are diagnosed diabetic or hypertensive. We also offer a wide range of treatment options for patients having various retinal disorders.