Retina is the inner layer of the eye; it is a membrane sensitive to light which performs the same function of the sensitive film in a camera. It is characterized by being thin as it doesn’t exceed the thickness of a book paper, containing ten layers composed of neurons, nerve fibers, photoreceptors cells and a supportive tissue.

Retina works to convert light rays into nerve impulses to be transferred via the optic nerve to the brain centers to translate these signals into perceptible photos.

Retina is considered the only place of the human body where you can see a direct vision of small blood vessels. Therefore, it is one of the important paces which many diseases can be detected through it, such as diabetes, pressure and some tumors.

We hope through this effort to enrich the Arabic content and provide education on retinal diseases, the ways of prevention and treatment under the supervision of a consultant retina surgeon and specialist in this area familiar with the latest diagnostic and therapeutic methods and provide information about common retinal diseases on this site.