Retina 101

At Retina Specialty Institute, we believe knowledge is power. We never quit learning, and we work hard to educate our patients. The more you know, the more you are empowered to take charge of your health.

Learn about how to keep your eyes healthy, the eye and the retina, as well as common diseases of the eye. You can also watch an interactive video below to learn about retinal conditions.


The Eye and Retina

Detach ret A Retina 101

The human eye is a truly remarkable, complex machine. No other organ requires the exact precision of more than 30 individual parts, six muscles, and a network of instantaneous chemical connections. It’s a system of detecting the slightest movements, the furthest distances, the deepest depths, and over two million shades of color.

The retina is a thin light sensitive tissue that lines the back wall of the eye. It includes the macula, a structure that appears as a small dot inside the retina. Perhaps the most delicate of all parts of the eye, it is susceptible to damage, disease, and degeneration. Early recognition and treatment of these conditions by a highly skilled retinal specialist can maintain the health of the retina and preserve vision in most patients.