The retina is the inside back wall of the eye where light is focused onto it by the cornea and lens in front of the retina. The retina then transmits an electrochemical signal created by this light to the brain via the optic nerve. This is how the perception of sight is performed. The central retina is called the macula. The macula is in charge of your central vision for tasks such as reading letters and recognizing faces. The rest of the peripheral retina is in charge of your peripheral or side vision.
Retinal and macular diseases represent some of the most complex and devastating eye diseases. The Retina & Macula Center at Danbury Eye Physicians and Surgeons is devoted to providing the most thorough, expert, and cutting-edge treatments for these diseases in Connecticut. We are currently enrolling patients in state-of-the-art clinical research trials for both the dry (nonexudative) and wet (exudative) forms of macular degeneration.
Macular degeneration is the most common cause of vision loss in those above the age of 65, affecting millions of individuals throughout the nation. Macular degeneration is a disease that affects the central vision, causing distortion and blindness if left untreated in a timely manner. Macular degeneration is a genetic disease that tends to run in families so screening is important.
Many retinal and macular diseases can progress rapidly if left undetected and untreated. If you have new or worse symptoms such as vision loss, blurriness, eye floaters, flashing lights, light sensitivity, eye pain, etc. then call our eye doctors immediately. We also regularly offer another expert opinion and consultation for retinal and macular diseases seen elsewhere.