Are you 22 to 88 years old?
Have you been diagnosed with Diabetes?
Are you willing to have photos taken of your eyes (may require dilation)?
You may qualify to participate in a Diabetes Retinal Imaging Study
Candy K Chan, MD, PhD
At Milestones Retina Eye Care, we are interested in providing individualized quality eye care. Services available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.
What is the retina?
The retina is a thin layer of tissue that lines the inside of the eye. This tissue is made up of millions of
neurons (and blood vessels) that relay signals to your brain to tell us what we see. When light hits your
retina, a chain reaction of cell signals are activated. These signals are conducted through the optic nerve to our brain that then helps us interpret these signals as color and images.
What is the vitreous?
The vitreous is a gel that fills the inside of the eye and helps the eye maintain its shape as well as provide nutrients and hydration for the eye. When we are younger, the vitreous gel is tightly adherent to the retinal surface. As we age, the vitreous gel becomes more fluid-like (vitreous syneresis). At some point in our lives (as we age), the vitreous gel may separate from the most posterior part of the retina (posterior vitreous detachment).