What is Retina? What part of the eye forms?

The retina is a nerve layer that is placed on the posterior wall of the eye.

This extension of the brain is an extremely delicate tissue.

When we compare the eye to a camera, this part (retina), which we call retina, corresponds to the film part of the camera.

How is retina examination done?

Retina examination is an examination that takes longer than expected. While some of this period is spent during the examination, most of it is waiting  for the dilation of pupil.

In addition to the retinal examination, if diagnostic (ultrasound (USG), fundusangiography (FFA), retinal tomography (OCT) is required), the examination period will be longer.

Patience is necessary to achieve a healthier result. Some of the retinal diseases require urgent treatment.

In case of a sudden change in the course of retinal disease, it is not necessary to make an appointment from our clinic. It is important for your eye health to apply to a doctor immediately, not to waste time.

Symptoms of Retinal Disease

  • Sudden or slow vision loss
  • Broken-curved vision
  • Light flashes
  • Dark objects flying around (flying flies)
  • Veiling the view
  • Temporary and short-term vision loss
  • Dark areas in the field of view

Negative Effects of Diabetic and Hypertension on Retina

Diabetes and hypertension diseases negatively affect all systems of the body and firstly, it creates the biggest negative effect on the eyes.

As a result of these diseases, vascular dilatations and permeability disorders appear in the retina.