Retinal Detachment

Retinal Detachment: The receptors responsible for human vision are located on the retina, at the back of the eye. Information from these receptors is aggregated at the optic nerve, and sent on to the visual cortex for further processing and interpretation. Portions of the retina that are detached are no longer in communication with the brain, resulting in areas of blankness or blackness. Spatial distortions may exist at the margin of the detachment.