The retina is the light-sensitive layer of tissue at the back of the inner eye. It acts like the film in a camera — images come through the eye's lens and are focused on the retina. The retina converts these images to electrical signals and sends them via the optic nerve to the brain, allowing us to see. Retinal diseases disrupt your retina’s ability to do its job, affecting your vision.
Mount Sinai offers expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of retinal disease. Our researchers and clinicians have been engaged in the field of eye care and research since the mid-1880s. More than 18,000 people seek eye care at Mount Sinai each year. Our eye care professionals are dedicated to providing you with the finest treatment available today.