Physicians Specializing in Retinal Eye Disease and Macular Degeneration:. Retina Specialist: A retina specialist is an ophthalmologist who has completed additional training of 2 year-long fellowship in vitreo-retinal surgery and diseases. They commonly treat people with blinding conditions if left untreated such as diabetic eye diseas, macular degeneration, retina detachment, traumatic eye injury, inflammatory diseases of the eye. : Light-sensitive layer in the eye that converts images from the eye's optical system into electrical impulses that are sent along the optic nerve to the brain.
Image Source: Medical illustration courtesy of Macular Degeneration Research, a program of the American Health Assistance Foundation