A detached retina in your eye is a serious condition that requires quick treatment. Symptoms of detached retina are floaters (tiny specks and cobwebs) and bright flashes of light; you also may perceive a clouding effect, as if a gray curtain is pulled in front of your eyes, and shadows … Read More
Most people see floaters in their field of vision from time to time. Usually, they fade away and pose no risk. However, sometimes floaters—especially if accompanied by flashes—can indicate detachment or tearing of the retina, the light-sensitive sheet of cells on the back of the eye. A sudden … Read More
Your retina is the light-sensitive layer of tissue that lines the inside of your eyes. Its job is to send visual messages through the optic nerve to the brain. A detached retina means it has been lifted or pulled from its normal position. Sometimes, small areas of the retina become … Read More
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in the developed world. It affects approximately 25 percent of people older than 74 years and its prevalence is increasing.
AMD is characterized by damage to the macula, a small spot near the center of the retina. This part of … Read More