The retina is the delicate tissue at the back of the eye which sends a picture to your brain enabling you to see.
The retina is the only place in the body where blood vessels can be seen directly. This means that in addition to eye conditions (e.g. AMD, glaucoma, retinal tears/detachments) other diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and stroke can also be seen in the retina. Early detection means successful treatments can be given and reduces the risk to your sight and health.
It’s important for your optometrist to check your retina to make sure it is healthy. Any problems can be detected early and successful treatments given to protect your sight. Even if you are experiencing no symptoms, it is still vital to get your retina checked.