Your eye works much like the lens of a camera. Light is reflected off an object then passes through the cornea and lens of your eye. The cornea and lens are responsible for bending this light so that it lands directly onto the retina. The retina is the nerve layer that senses light and sends impulses through the optic nerve to the brain about what has been seen.
When you have refractive errors, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, your cornea is irregular in shape and won’t focus light correctly onto the retina. These issues can be corrected with laser vision correction, glasses, or contacts. When you have a problem with your retina, often the vision impairment is much more severe. You may have black holes in your line of sight, a curtain or veil blocking part of your vision, wavy or distorted vision, or even a total loss of vision, depending upon the condition.
Diseases and conditions of the retina are often the hardest to diagnose and treat. The doctors and staff at Colorado Ophthalmology Associates have been treating retina disorders for over 50 years. We understand how anxious and scared our patients can be when dealing with new or previously existing conditions that affect their eyesight. We strive to provide you with the best options and treatments so that you have excellent vision for years to come.
If you think you may be experiencing problems with your retina, please CALL US immediately for an appointment or book your appointment online. With some conditions, early treatment can mean the difference between restoring your vision and losing it permanently.