What is a Retina?
The retina is similar to a camera’s film. The retina is a thin nerve layer on the back wall of your eye. It senses this light and transmits the information to your brain via the optic nerve.
What is a detachment?
The retina can sometimes pull away from its normal position and cause a curtain or veil to be seen in the patient’s vision. This serious condition will almost always cause blindness unless treated. This is usually caused by the vitreous pulling on the retina hard enough to tear it in and lead to retinal detachment.
Early signs of a possible detached retina include:
-Flashes of light
-A gray curtain moving across your vision
While these symptoms don’t always mean you have a detached retina, you should see your ophthalmologist as soon as possible.