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Retinitis – An (Emergency) Case for the Ophthalmologist

Retinitis – An (Emergency) Case for the Ophthalmologist

Dr. med. Ken Selde

FMH specialist doctor for ophthalmology and eye surgery

The retina is the innermost layer of various functional tissues in the eye. It consists of nerve fibers and from an evolutionary perspective is part of the brain. These fibers report information to various parts of the brain like the vision center and the balance center or support the control of the day/night rhythm. That makes the retina a central part of our sensory perception. Retinitis is therefore a correspondingly serious illness.


The consequences of retinitis can extend as far as blindness. This disease, thus poses one of the greatest risks for your vision. Typical of retinitis are symptoms like:

  • Vision impairments
  • Loss of visual field
  • Pain


If you suspect that you suffer from this eye disease, you should react promptly. Retinitis belongs in immediate treatment by an ophthalmologist. Therefore, make an appointment in our office as quickly as possible if you experience these symptoms.



Specialists work hand in hand to treat retinitis properly. Internists give support in the search for the potential, very multifaceted causes, since these frequently lie within their specialty area. Specialized ophthalmologists, so-called retinologists, are included in the treatment. Frequently, therapy for retinitis still takes place only in a special clinic. The doctors thus achieve the best treatment success for their patients and avoid a recurrence of this very serious disease.


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