One of the most important aspects of your care is your understanding of your medical condition. Only then are you able to make a truly informed decision and advocate what’s best for you and your family. At Retina Specialists of Michigan, we are committed to educating you on your specific eye problem.


What is the retina?

The retina lines the inner wall of the eye like wallpaper, and functions like the film in a camera. The cornea and lens, in the front of the eye, focus light on the retina. The retina is the delicate nerve layer that lines the back of the eye, senses light, and creates impulses that travel through the optic nerve to the brain. There is a small area, called the macula, in the retina that contains special light-sensitive cells. It is very densely populated with photoreceptor cells called cones. The macula allows us to see color and fine details clearly and needs to be healthy for reading and other detailed visual tasks.

For more information about diseases that affect the retina and macula, feel free to review the educational videos and links provided here.