What is a Retina Eye Problem?

Retina eye problem is a broad term used to describe any damage or disorder of the innermost, light-sensitive layer of the eye. The retina is a thin layer of tissue that lines the back of the eye on the inside. It is located near the optic nerve. The purpose of the retina is to receive light that the lens has focused, convert that light into neural signals then send these signals to the brain for visual recognition. 

Detecting retina eye problems early on is important for keeping your vision at its best. The best way to detect problems is to have regular eye examinations and to know what signs and symptoms to watch out for.

Signs and Symptoms of Retina Eye Problems

If you experience any of the following changes in your eyesight you should schedule an appointment with our Doctors right away, even if you’ve had a vision exam recently.

Signs of Retina Eye Problems Include:

  • Severe, sudden eye pain
  • Recurrent pain in or around the eye
  • Hazy, blurred or double vision
  • Dry, irritated or tired eyes
  • Seeing flashes of light or sudden bright floating spots
  • Seeing rainbows or halos around lights
  • Seeing a curtain coming down over one eye
  • Unusual, even painful, sensitivity to light or glare
  • Swollen, red eyes or eyelids
  • Changes in the color of the iris
  • White areas in the pupil of the eye
  • Sudden development of persistent floaters
  • Itching, burning or a heavy discharge in the eyes
  • Any sudden vision changes

Many retina eye problems have no warning signs or symptoms and can cause permanent vision loss; or the problem may worsen without proper treatment. Regular eye exams are the best way to ensure a lifetime of good vision.If you notice any eyesight problems or experience any changes in your vision, contact Associated Retina Consultants at 602-242-4928 or website to schedule an appointment. During an exam in Phoenix, our Doctors will work with you to diagnose your eyesight problems and suggest the best treatment option for your eyes.

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