Most of the retinal diseases are symptomless in their initial stage, the stage at which they can be treated with good results. It becomes very important for patients, particularly those at increased risk, to get routine screening by ophthalmologist.
What is Retina?
Retina is a delicate and thin light sensitive layer in your eye consists millions of special light sensitive cells that are called photoreceptors. These photoreceptors capture light and convert it to electric impulses which are directed to your brain via optic nerve, where these electric impulses are seen as images. Any disease in retina interrupts this process and leads to disturbance or loss in vision.
Who is at Risk of Retinal Diseases?
You need a dilated examination and screening for Retinal Diseases if you are Diabetic, Hypertensive, or wear “minus glasses”.
Retina should be checked if you are experiencing symptoms like hazy vision, distorted reading, floaters (black spots or cob webs hanging in your field of view), flashes (sparking of light).
Besides if you were born premature, then also you need retina examination.