What is the Retina?
Retinal health is essential to your overall vision health. The retina is a paper-like film inside the eye that connects to the optic nerve. Due to its thin exterior, the retina is susceptible to many problems, including tears and retinal detachments. At M&M Eye Institute, our retinal specialists can evaluate patients and manage treatment and surgery for retinal conditions.
The best measure you can take to ensure the health of your retina and your vision as a whole is to have regular eye exams. During your exam, our Prescott, Prescott Valley and Chino Valley Optometrists and Ophthalmologists will be able to screen for the development of conditions that can negatively affect your vision and help you be proactive about treatment and changes in your sight.
Some Retinal conditions to be aware of are Diabetic Retinopathy and Macular Degeneration. Those with a higher risk of retinal diseases, like those with Diabetes, should get checked more regularly for the development of these conditions.
Recognizable signs that there may be something wrong with your retina include Floaters and Flashes. If you are experiencing these conditions, you may notice the sensation of something floating in your line of sight or flashes of light in your vision. Those with these symptoms should see a doctor as they may require surgery to prevent severe vision loss. Learn more about Floaters and Flashes.