detached retina


detached retina

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  • detached retina — Separation of most layers of the retina of the eye from the choroid, the pigmented middle layer of the eyeball. With age, small tears can develop in the retina, and the vitreous humour inside the eyeball leaks through, separating the retina from… …   Universalium

  • detached retina — de·tached retina di tacht n RETINAL DETACHMENT * * * see retinal detachment * * * a retina whose inner layers are separated from the pigment epithelial layer; see retinal detachment, under detachment …   Medical dictionary

  • detached retina — noun visual impairment resulting from the retina becoming separated from the choroid in the back of the eye; treated by photocoagulation • Syn: ↑retinal detachment, ↑detachment of the retina • Hypernyms: ↑visual impairment, ↑visual defect,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • detached retina — /dətætʃt ˈrɛtənə/ (say duhtacht retuhnuh) noun a condition in which the retina comes away from the back of the eye, potentially resulting in blindness. Also, retinal detachment …   Australian English dictionary

  • detached retina — Synonyms and related words: amaurosis, blepharitis, cataract, choroiditis, conjunctivitis, cross eye, defective vision, esotropia, eye defect, glaucoma, gutta serena, iritis, keratitis, optic neuritis, pink eye, retinoblastoma, sty, trachoma,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • retina — /ret n euh, ret neuh/, n., pl. retinas, retinae /ret n ee /. Anat. the innermost coat of the posterior part of the eyeball that receives the image produced by the lens, is continuous with the optic nerve, and consists of several layers, one of… …   Universalium

  • retina — n. a detached retina * * * [ retɪnə] a detached retina …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Retina — The retina is the nerve layer that lines the back of the eye, senses light, and creates impulses that travel through the optic nerve to the brain. There is a small area, called the macula, in the retina that contains special light sensitive cells …   Medical dictionary

  • Retina, detached — A retina that separates from its connection at the back of the eye. The process of retinal detachment is usually due to a tear (a rip) in the retina, often when the vitreous gel pulls loose or separates from its attachment to the retina, most… …   Medical dictionary

  • detached — adjective 1》 separate or disconnected.     ↘(of a house) not joined to another on either side. 2》 aloof and objective. 3》 denoting a retina that has become separated from the underlying choroid tissue at the back of the eye, causing loss of… …   English new terms dictionary


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