Your retina is responsible for how your brain interprets whatever you see. A healthy retina allows you to see colors, shapes, tones, and movements accurately. This is not only important to how you see the world, but how you function within it. Retinal diseases can be scary, but we’re here to help every step of the way. Are you searching for a highly skilled retina doctor in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex? That’s where we come in!
How Does the Retina Work?
Your retina is the light-sensitive tissue that lines the back of your eye. Light rays are focused onto the retina through the cornea, pupil, and your eye’s lens, which the retina then converts into impulses. These impulses travel through the optic nerve to your brain where it interprets the image you see.
Retinal Eye Disorders
The majority of retina issues happen as our eyes age. Some of the most common involve the macula where vision is keenest in the retina. Eye Consultants of Texas treats a variety of retinal eye disorders, including:
- Diabetic Retinal Disease
- Retinal Tears
- Retinal Detachment
- Posterior Vitreous Detachment
- Age-related Macular Degeneration
Retinal diseases and disorders not only affect vision, they can cause permanent blindness. In fact, macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in America today.
The Importance of Routine Eye Exams
Your retina is made of light-sensitive tissue. If you have a retinal condition or disorder, damage to that tissue is irreversible. Early detection is critical, and a routine eye exam is an easy, painless way to detect and minimize tissue damage and vision loss.
Call our office at 817-410-2030 if you experience any of the following symptoms, together or separately:
- Colors, shapes or movements don’t look quite the same
- Loss of part of your field of vision
- Flashes of light
These symptoms can be a sign of a few different conditions, the most serious of which is retinal detachment. Be sure to seek medical attention immediately if you are experiencing these symptoms.
At Eye Consultants of Texas, our Fort Worth and Grapevine eye doctors routinely perform retinal eye exams. If necessary, we will refer you to an appropriate Vitreoretinal Specialist to ensure you can see the world in the best possible light.