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Retinal diseases

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The retina is a collection of light sensitive nerve cells at the back of the eyeball.

Retinal disorders damage these delicate cells and reduce someone’s ability to see. ‘Macular degeneration’ is damage to the centre of the retina where colour is seen. Treatments aim to slow or halt damage depending on the cause. Follow the links below to find trusted information about retinal diseases.

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Last reviewed: February 2014

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