On the eve of Diwali, a 9-year-old girl Avantika was brought by her parents at Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute in an emergency department with injuries to her face and hands due to firecracker injury. She was standing too close to the firecracker she lit, waiting to check if it had lit properly.
The retina refers to the eye's inner lining, a part of the eye that contains light-sensitive tissues. Its major role is to help in vision generation by sending light signals to the brain. In some patients, the retinal tissue start thinning and breaking down overtime at certain locations.