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What is the Retina?

The retina is a small, light-sensitive membrane made up of millions of photoreceptor cells. Located at the back interior of the eye, the retina receives the light that comes in through the cornea. The center portion of the retina is called the macula, which is responsible for central vision.

Much like film in a camera, the retina senses different intensities of light. The retina processes this light into a series of neural signals, which then travel through the optic nerve to the brain. The brain then deciphers these signals and turns them into images. This is how you see!

The retina is an important part of your eye. Responsible for turning light into signals to the brain, a healthy retina is essential for clear vision. The retina is susceptible to many different diseases, making it very important to stay on top of routine eye care. The retina, although quite small, is very intricate.

Common Retinal Conditions

The retina is a very important component of healthy vision. No matter how healthy the rest of the eye is, without the retina, vision can be greatly impaired. Some common retinal diseases and conditions to look out for include:

Are you living with a retinal condition? Are you looking for the right retinal specialist for you? Be sure to contact our Portsmouth, Exeter, Somersworth or Kittery locations today!

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