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The retina is a thin layer of light-sensitive tissue lining the back of our eye and functions like the film of a camera. A healthy, intact retina is needed for clear vision. Images come through the lens of the eye and are then focused on the retina which converts the images to electric signals. These signals are then passed through the optic nerve and transmitted to the brain. The brain interprets these signals into the images we see. Light rays are focused onto the retina through our cornea, pupil, and lens. If the normal connection between the retina and the brain is damaged, transmission problems will result.
Some common retinal conditions include: