The retina is the part of the eye in charge of receiving and organizing visual information to send it to the brain.


Retina diseases may vary and most have symptoms related to them. It’s important to know each and every one of them to avoid partial or total vision loss due to any of them.

Most common retina diseases

Retinal Tear

Symptoms: Floating objects or flashing lights in your vision. These symptoms appear immediately after this happens. This condition happens when the retina gets stretched to its breaking point.

Retinal Detachment

Symptoms: Opaque or blurry vision and light flashes. This is considered a medical emergency.

Diabetic retinopathy

Symptoms: Previously suffer from diabetes. Distorted vision. Deterioration of blood vessels that make the retina get swollen.

Epiretinal membrane

Symptoms: distorted or blurry vision The epiretinal membrane is located over the retina pulling it upward, therefore distorting vision.

Macular hole

Symptoms: distorted or blurry vision It’s a hole in the center of the retina. It is caused as a consequence of a lesion in the eye or a bad traction of the retina and the vitreous. It can be caused by an ocular trauma.

Macular dystrophy

Symptoms: blurry central vision or blind spots in your vision. It is the progressive deterioration of the center of the retina.

General symptoms to a retina problem are:

Risk Factors

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