The retina is a layer of light sensing cells that is located at the back of the eye, it is connected to the brain by the optic nerve. When we look at an object the light rays are sensed by the retina and converted to signals that reaches the brain forming an image.
There is a special area located in the centre of the retina, where light sensing cells are concentrated. It is called the Macula. The Macula is important for sharp and clear vision, central vision and coloured vision.
Adult Retinal Conditions
Children Retinal Conditions
In children, retinal complications can be detected by the appearance of a white pearl-like structure seen through the pupil.
In the case of a preterm newborn, the retina should be examined for Retinopathy of prematurity. This condition can potentially lead to blindness and should be addressed promptly.
Various test can be performed by a retina specialist to identify retinal conditions. This includes eye pressure measurement and testing conduction between the retina and the brain.
Treatment of retinal conditions is challenging and should be performed by a competent ophthalmologist. Treatment options depend on the condition and might involve medical injections, laser therapy, freezing therapy or surgery like vitrectomy.
In Almosawi Specialist Center, we have:
Dr. Jalal Almosawi
CONSULTANT OPHTHALMIC SURGEON
Dr. Samer J. Bashir