Retina & Vitreous

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The retina is the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. Light rays are focused onto the retina through the cornea, pupil and lens. The retina converts the light rays into electrical impulses that travel through the optic nerve to the brain, where they are interpreted as the images we see. The middle of the eye is filled with a clear gel called vitreous that is attached to the retina.

Physicians who specialize in the retina and vitreous diagnose, manage and surgically treat diseases of these highly sensitive parts of the eye. These diseases include retinal detachment, tears and holes; diabetic retinopathy; vitreous detachment and hemorrhage; macular holes and puckers and age-related macular degeneration.

Wheaton Eye Clinic Doctors

Vitreoretinal specialists at the Wheaton Eye Clinic are:

Common Conditions

Disorders of the retina and vitreous treated at Wheaton Eye Clinic include the following:

Additional Information

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