retinopathy

n.
any of various disorders of the retina resulting in impairment or loss of vision. It is usually due to damage to the blood vessels of the retina, occurring (for example) as a complication of longstanding diabetes (diabetic retinopathy), high blood pressure, or AIDS (AIDS retinopathy). In diabetic retinopathy, haemorrhaging or exudation may occur, either from damaged vessels into the retina or from new abnormal vessels (see neovascularization) into the vitreous humour. Treatment of the later stages requires laser surgery (see photocoagulation). Diabetic retinopathy can be detected by careful eye examination before it causes a deterioration in vision.

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  • retinopathy — noun a disease of the retina that can result in loss of vision • Hypernyms: ↑eye disease • Hyponyms: ↑diabetic retinopathy …   Useful english dictionary

  • retinopathy — noun (plural thies) Date: 1932 any of various noninflammatory disorders of the retina including some that cause blindness …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • retinopathy — /ret n op euh thee/, n. Ophthalm. any diseased condition of the retina, esp. one that is noninflammatory. [1930 35; RETIN(A) + O + PATHY] * * * …   Universalium

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  • retinopathy — n. any disorder of the retina (Ophthalmology) …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • retinopathy — ret·i·nop·a·thy …   English syllables

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