Retinal Degeneration Diagnosis?
The retina is the rear part of the eyeball. Its task is to register the received visual impressions such as brightness and colors, to convert them into impulses and to transmit them to the brain.
The retina lies loosely on the choroid and is only fused to the optic nerve and, at its outer edges, to the eye. This makes it susceptible to injury, but also to age-related damage.
The result is degeneration of the retina, which can occur in various forms. These include retinitis pigmentosa, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and retinal detachment.
Retinal degeneration without treatment leads to destruction of the light-sensitive receptors and, in the late stages, to blindness.