The retina is the light – sensitive layer of tissue that lines the inside of the eye cavity and is often compared to the film in a camera. The retina begins the processing of visual images and sends this information through the optic nerve to the brain. Detachment of the retina is a potentially blinding event occurring when it separates from its underlying supportive tissue. Detachments typically develop due to holes and tears in the retina as well as intraocular scar tissue formation. Prompt treatment of a retinal detachment by our specialists may help prevent associated vision loss.