The retina is a very thin layer of tissue that lines the inner part of the back of the eye and functions like the film of a camera. The retina captures light that has traveled through the lens of the eye, then transmits that image to the brain so that it can be processed into a visual image.
The retina doctors at Riverside Eye Center have had special training in treating retinal conditions and diseases. They take great care in diagnosing and treating problems and diseases of the retina including wet and dry macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal detachment. If a procedure is necessary, it often can be performed on sight in one of our treatment rooms. We also maintain a close affiliation with the renowned Kresge Eye Institute where more advanced and even emergency retina surgery can be performed.