Your retina is located at the back of your eye. Although it is a thin, light-sensitive tissue, it packs a punch: it is responsible for controlling how you see images. In an ideal eye, images focus on the retina and those images are converted into electrical impulses that are transmitted through the optic nerve to the brain. It makes sense, then, that any damage to the retina will result in vision problems ranging from blurriness to spots to decreased central vision and even blindness.
Types of Retinal Diseases
There are many different types of retinal diseases including, but not limited to:
- Macular degeneration
- Retinal tears or detachment
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Retinal vein occlusion
- Macular edema
- Macular holes or puckers
- Flashes and floaters
At Retina Institute of Washington, our doctors offer diagnosis and treatment for retinal diseases. The treatment will depend on which part of the retina is affected, how severe the problem is and what is causing the problem. A comprehensive dilated eye exam will help your doctor diagnose the issue and recommend treatment options.
If you are experiencing any vision problems, don’t wait until your vision is permanently lost. Contact us today to schedule an eye exam in Renton, WA. Call (425) 228-6262 or click here.