Peripheral Retina

The area of the retina outside the macula. The peripheral retina gives us our side (peripheral) vision and night vision.

A number of eye problems can affect the peripheral retina and can lead to vision loss if they are not treated. These problems include:

  • Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Central Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Cytomegalovirus Retinitis
  • Detached or Torn Retina
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Ocular Melanoma
  • Onchocerciasis (African River Blindness)
  • Photokeratitis
  • Posterior Vitreous Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity
  • Stroke Affecting the Eye
  • Usher Syndrome

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