- What are the Retina and Vitreous?
- What is a Vitreoretinal or Retinal Specialist?
- Patient Education Materials
What are the Retina and Vitreous?
The retina, a thin layer of nerve fibers that line the inner wall of the eye, functions like the film in a camera. The retina receives light rays and converts them to an electrical signal. This signal is then transferred to the brain, forming an image.
The macula, a sensitive area in the center of the retina, is responsible for fine detailed vision.
The vitreous, a clear gel filling the inner eye, adheres to the surface of the retina. Light rays pass through the vitreous to reach the retina. Retinal conditions are often related to problems with the vitreous.