The retina is one of the most important structures in the eye.
Contusions or a “black eye” on the outside can cause damage on the inside of the eye too. If you have experienced ocular trauma, it is best to have a dilated eye examination to check for any retinal tears or hemorrhages that may have formed inside the eye from the force. The retina is the “seeing” part that lines the inside of your eye and it is very delicate and sensitive. Without proper treatment, the damage done can be permanent.