Definition of Retina:

A 10-layered, frail nervous tissue membrane of the eye, parallel with the optic nerve.  It receives images of outer objects and carries sight signals through the optic nerve to the brain.

Also: Retinal

Topics Related to Retina


...the condition
“...The lens works with the transparent cornea, which covers the eye's surface, to focus light on the retina at the back of the eye...”

Choroidal Hemangioma

...the condition
“Hemangiomas can grow within the blood vessel layer beneath the retina called the choroid...”
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DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) a treatment
“...It is the primary structural fat in both the gray matter of the brain and the retina of the eye...”

Diabetic Retinopathy

...related topic
“A disorder of the blood vessels in the retina of the eye, resulting in broken blood vessels in the eye...”

Essential Fatty Acids a treatment
“...cholesterol; Help generate the electrical currents that make our heart beat in an orderly sequence; Are precursors of derivatives such as DHA, which are needed by the most active tissues – brain, retina, adrenal glands and testes; Help our immune system fight infections by enhancing peroxide production; Help prevent the development of allergies...”

Hyaluronic Acid a treatment
“...product, Healon, was developed in the 1970s and 1980s by Pharmacia, and is approved for use in eye surgery (i.e., corneal transplantation, cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery and surgery to repair retinal detachment)...”

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

...the condition
“...The higher the BP and the more severe the changes in the retina, the worse the prognosis...”


...the condition
“...Cataracts, glaucoma, corneal changes, and secondary inflammation of the retina may occur as a result of iritis and the medications used to treat the disorder...”

Lutein a treatment
“Lutein is an effective antioxidant in the body and is found in the region of the retina called the macula and in the lens of the eye...”

Macular Degeneration

...the condition
“The macula is found at the center of the retina where the incoming rays of light are focused...”
...recommendation Lutein
“Lutein, an antioxidant found in spinach and kale, works extremely well in protecting the retina against sunlight damage...”
...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“...reduced the risk of developing advanced AMD and the rate of visual acuity loss in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of 3,640 older adults (aged 55-80 years) with preexisting retinal abnormalities, advanced AMD or vision loss due to AMD who were followed for an average of 6.3 years...”
...recommendation Bilberry
“Bilberry contains compounds which act as antioxidants in the retina, making it a possible preventive measure for macular degeneration...”

Marfan's Syndrome

...the condition
“...Symptoms of the Marfan Syndrome may include one or more of the following ... Near sightedness (myopia) and/or retinal detachment...”

Motherhood Issues

...recommendation DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)
“...Scientists and nutritional experts attribute this to docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an essential structural component of the brain and retina, found naturally in mother's milk...”
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Night Blindness

...the condition
“...Light travels through the cornea and lens and lands on the retina at the back of the eye...”
...relationship to Zinc Requirement
“Zinc is required in order to transport vitamin A from the liver to the retina and thus zinc supplementation, especially in those who are deficient, should help improve night vision.”

Retinal Edema

...related topic
“Accumulation of fluid in the retina.”

Retinitis Pigmentosa

...the condition
“Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a group of rare hereditary disorders whose common feature is a gradual deterioration of the light sensitive cells of the retina.  The name retinitis pigmentosa was applied by a doctor Donders in 1857...”
...recommendation Vitamin A
“...Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, said that adults who supplemented their diets with 15,000 IU of vitamin A daily had on average about a 20% slower annual decline of remaining retinal function than those not taking this dose...”


...the condition
“Retinopathy is a noninflammatory disease of the retina.  With treatment, vision loss may be slowed or halted...”
...related topic
“An eye disorder that does not cause inflammation but results from changes in the eye (retinal) blood vessels.”
...recommendation Surgery
“...Larger area treatment (panretinal photocoagulation) may be performed in the periphery of the retina in the hope that it will decrease neovascularization...”


...the condition
“...Affecting the brain, lung, heart, eyes, or liver, symptoms include ... Blurred vision (caused by inflammation of the retina)...”


...the condition
“...Posterior uveitis is the least common form, occurring mainly in the back of the eye and often affecting both the retina and the choroid...”
...related topic
“...Posterior uveitis (also called choroiditis or chorioretinitis) is the least common form, occurring mainly in the back of the eye and often affecting both the retina and the choroid...”


...the condition
“...Eyes Vasculitis involving the small blood vessels of the retina can occur in cases of lupus...”

Visiting An Eye Doctor a treatment
“...An optometrist may work with corneal specialists, retinal specialists, glaucoma specialists and oculoplastic surgeons...”


...the condition
“...Common sites include ... Retina of the eyes...”
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