Retinal Problems are eye issues that relate to problems with the retina. The retina is a layer of tissue present at the back of the eye that is responsible for sensing light and sending images to the brain. Common Retinal Problems are diabetic eye disease, retinal detachment, retinoblastoma, macular pucker, floaters and macular degeneration. Symptoms of Retinal Problems vary with the specific disorder. Common symptoms are blurry vision, floaters and flashes of light, darkening of vision and eye fatigue.
HOW IS RETINAL PROBLEMS DIAGNOSED?
Ophthalmologists conduct a complete examination of the eye and evaluate your symptoms to determine the type of Retinal Problem. The eye examination is done after dilation for a clearer view of all the eye parts. The doctor may ask you about any recent injury to the eye.
HOW IS RETINAL PROBLEMS TREATED?
Depending on the cause of the retinal problem eye drops to wash out the eye or antibiotics for infections would be prescribed. In severe cases surgery would be needed such as to repair tears in the retina or retinal detachment.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Retinal Problems can get very chronic in nature, leading to loss of vision if not treated on time.