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The Retina & Retinal Detachment
by Mark Pophal, M.D.

Dr. Pophal would like to remind you that without an exam many of your questions cannot be properly answered.

Your vision is important and should not be taken for granted, or taken lightly. It is wise to see an eye doctor right away if you have questions or problems with your eyes or vision.

Useful information can be found at the American Academy of Ophthalmology website


Q. What is the Retina?

A. The retina is a nerve layer at the back of your eye that sense light and sends images to your brain. An eye is like a camera. The lens in the front of the eye focuses light onto the retina. You can think of the retina as the film that lines the back of the camera.


Retina

Q. What is Retinal Detachment?

A. A retinal detachment occurs when the retina is pulled away from its normal position. The retina does not work when it is detached.

Vision is blurred, like a camera picture would be blurry if the film were loose inside the camera.

A retinal detachment is a very serious problem that almost always causes blindness unless it is treated.




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