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 causing progressive loss of the central (reading) visionOther retinal conditions include floaters in the eye, retinal detachment and diabetic retinopathy. Treatments of retinal diseases aim to slow or halt damage depending on the cause. Follow the links below to find information about retinal diseases.
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Last reviewed: February 2020