The retina is a layer at the back of your eyeball that contains cells sensitive to light. These cells trigger nerve impulses that pass via the optic nerve to the brain, where a visual image is formed. The retina is a layer of tissue in the back of your eye that senses light and sends images to your brain. In the centre of this nerve tissue is the macula. It provides the sharp, central vision needed for seeing fine detail.

Professor Tufail leads research studies to improve our understanding of retinal diseases that includes age-related macular degeneration (AMD), proliferative diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular oedema, retinal detachment and inherited retinal diseases, both in children and adults.

You may find the following Macular Society explanatory video of interest. It covers how the macula is so crucial to your healthy eyesight and how proper eye health care affects your life.  “Have you heard of Mac the macula? He gives us sight, so spectacular.”