The Retina


Retina and Macula Specialists focus on the management of diseases affecting the vitreous, retina, macula and choroid.

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The retina is the nerve tissue that lines the inside of the eyeball. It is crucial for sight. If the eye is thought of as a camera, the retina is like the “film” in the camera.

The Macula

The macula is the very central point of the retina. It is therefore the most important area of the retina and is used for central vision and reading. The most common disease affecting the macula is age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Equipment 1 left edi editedThe Vitreous

The vitreous is the clear, colourless “jelly-like” substance that fills the eyeball. It is similar in consistency to egg-white. It can be affected by bleeding and inflammation.

The Choroid

The choroid is the layer of the eyeball that lies underneath the retina. It is full of blood vessels provide nutrition to the retina. In some diseases it can be thicker than normal.