Retinal Disease

The retina is the light-sensitive layer of tissue that lines the inside of the eye and sends vNewisual messages through the optic nerve to the brain.

Image courtesy of National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health

Image courtesy of National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health

Conditions that affect the retina include:

 

Courtesy: National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health (NEI/NIH)

The National Eye Institute (NEI) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is the Federal government’s lead agency for vision research that leads to sight-saving treatments and plays a key role in reducing visual impairment and blindness.

 

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