Your retina is essential to how your eye processes the images you see.
The retina is a light-sensitive layer in the back of the eye containing
cones and rods that signal your brain to convert light into images. Since
the retina is critical to eyesight, it is important to regularly visit
an ophthalmologist to monitor your eyes for potential diseases that affect
When an ophthalmologist examines the retina, he or she will use special
eye drops to dilate the pupil. When an eye is dilated, an eye doctor can
use a magnifying glass to examine the retina. Diseases that affect the
retina include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, macular pucker,
retinoblastoma, retinal detachment, onchocerciasis, and retinitis pigmentosa.
These diseases can be treated by an ophthalmologist and can be diagnosed
and detected with regular visits to the eye doctor.
To best protect your retinas and your vision, regularly
visit an ophthalmologist near New York. For comprehensive treatment of macular degeneration and other eye diseases,
contact Dr. Mark Hornfeld at (212) 580-8881.