Your retinas process light into signals, which your brain turns into images. Given this critical role, retinal disease and damage can cause serious vision problems.
What are the signs of retinal disease?
Your retinas play a crucial role in helping you see clearly. They sense light, which is converted into signals that your brain uses to produce images. Given this function, if you have retinal disease or damage, there are usually serious changes to your vision. Common signs and symptoms of retinal disease include:
- Flashes and floaters
- A curtain-like shadow in your vision
- Decrease in vision
- Blurry or wavy vision
In some cases, these symptoms appear suddenly. However, retinal disease can also develop slowly, and you may not notice there’s a problem at first. If you only have a retinal disease in one eye, you may adapt and rely more on your other eye. Dr. Shakir can detect retinal disease in its earliest stages before it causes vision loss. Regular eye exams are the top way to protect your eye health.