Understanding the Retina
The retina plays a very important role in our vision. The retina is the innermost nerve layer that lines the back of the eye. Many ophthalmologists compare this to the film of a camera. The retina is responsible for processing the images projected onto it and then the optic nerve transmits this to the brain. Damage to your retina can cause blindness. The retina is susceptible to many types of diseases that we will detail in the web pages of this section.
What is a Retina Specialist?
A retina specialist is a medical doctor trained as an ophthalmologist, who has received additional fellowship training in diseases and surgery of the vitreous and retina. Much of the treatment work done by our retina specialist, Guri Bronner, M.D., involves macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, retinal detachments, uveitis, and flashes or floaters. We use the latest technology and Imaging here at Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons in Berks County, PA.