The retina is a thin sheet of nerve tissue in the back of the eye where light rays are focused and transmitted to the brain. The vitreous is a gel-like substance that fills the eye and is connected to the retina, optic nerve and many blood vessels.
Conditions of the the retina and vitreous can lead to loss of vision and blindness. Some of these conditions include; retinal tear, retinal detachment, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, infection, and trauma.
Early detection and treatment is essential before vision is lost and to prevent further deterioration.