retinaThe retina is a layer tissue at the back of the eye that senses light and sends images to the brain. In the center of this nervous tissue is the macula, that allows to focus the view toward the center and provides the needed sharpness to read, drive and clearly see details. Diseases of the retina include:

Detachment of the retina

Macular degeneration

Floating bodies

Flashes and lights in the eyes

Useful vocabulary related to eyes

Retina: Layer of nerve cells that line the back wall inside the eye. This layer detects light and sends signals to the brain so you can see.
Macula: Small zone but important, located at the center of the retina. The macula is necessary to clearly see details of objects in front of you.

Some retina diseases can be serious enough to cause blindness. At Instituto de Ojos we offer diagnostic tests and treatment provided by our ophthalmologists specialized in retina.