Retina & Vitreous Disorders

What is the Retina?

The retina is the innermost nerve layer that lines the back of the eye. Many ophthalmologists compare this to the film of a camera. The retina is responsible for processing the images projected onto it and then the optic nerve transmits this to the brain. The retina is susceptible to many types of diseases that we will detail in the web pages of this section.

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What is a retina specialist?

A retina specialist is a medical doctor trained as an ophthalmologist, who has received additional fellowship training in diseases and surgery of the vitreous and retina. As mentioned previously, the retina is a very sensitive part of the eye that requires special attention when in danger. Damage to your retina can cause blindness. Much of the treatment work done by our retina specialists involves: macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, retinal detachments, uveitis, and flashes or floaters. Our highly skilled Georgia retina eye doctors hope you find this information useful when choosing an appropriate retina eye doctor.

What are the common problems associated with the retina?

  • Retinal Detachment
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Flashes & Floaters
  • Macular Edema
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa

Who are the Thomas Eye Group retina doctors?

What do I do if I have been told I have a retinal disorder?

The retina is one of the most sensitive parts of the eye. If you have been told that you have retina eye problems or have been told that you have macular degeneration, macular edema, diabetic eye disease, or a retinal detachment you will want to seek the immediate attention of a greater Atlanta retina specialist. The retina doctors at the Thomas Eye Group are trained specifically to diagnose and treat problems involving the retina.

The importance of the optic nerve and its relationship to the retina:

The optic nerve connects the eye to the brain and has often been described as a cable. The optic nerve is a continuation of the axons of the ganglion cells in the retina that continue onto the brain.

If you have more questions about the retina and retinal disorders please contact at any of our locations including Atlanta and Sandy Springs.

Retina & Vitreous Disorders