WHAT IS THE RETINA?
The retina is a nerve layer at the back of the eye that senses light and sends images to the brain.
WHAT IS A RETINAL DETACHMENT?
The retina is attached to the inner back surface of the eye. Detachment is the pulling away of the retina from its normal position. The separation of the retina from the wall of the eye impairs its normal functioning, resulting in blurred vision.