The retina is a thin layer of tissue that lines the back of the eye on the inside. It is located near the optic nerve. The purpose of the retina is to receive light that the lens has focused, convert the light into neural signals, and send these signals on to the brain for visual recognition.
In Normal Terms, the retina is like the film of the camera which sends the image to the brain for processing. A damaged retina can lead to significant visual disturbances many of which may become permanent if not treated in time. The retinal diseases are some of the most common causes of a permanent loss of vision in many patients, if not treated on time.
Main Types Of Retinal Disorder
Diabetic Retinopathy – Most common issues associated with people having diabetes. In Diabetic Retinopathy disease, the high blood sugar levels cause damage to the blood vessels of the retina and damage it. In the advanced stages, it can lead to blindness.
Retinopathy Of Prematurity – Mainly caused due to the retinal blood vessels developing abnormally and affects prematurely born babies. It can also lead to retinal detachment and blindness.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration – The damage of Macular can cause Age-Related Macular Degeneration which can lead to a permanent vision loss.
Retinal Detachment – The detachment of the retina from the layer underneath. If it is not taken care of properly, there is a chance of a permanent vision loss.
Solutions For Retinal Disorder
During the initial stages of various retinal diseases, generally, no symptoms are seen apart from the change or blurring in vision. During the later stages of the disorders, vision losses start to occur which may get worse if not treated properly.
In case, if one feels that there is a problem in the eye, they should immediately consult an eye specialist for further examination. If it is a retinal disease, receiving immediate treatment will increase the chances of regaining or retaining your vision, and limit further loss. During the regular eye checkups or consulting with our professionals, we identify various problems of the eye and suggest solutions accordingly. During the initial stages of the retinal difficulties, generally, some precautions and a set of essential medicines and eye drops are recommended for the treatment.
If the diseases are at advanced stages or they are not being cured with the primary treatment, surgery is then recommended after examining the eye condition and understanding the patient’s problems. This is the time when a highly experienced surgeon would step in and identify what type of surgery is needed and what will be the recovery time.
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