AskDefine | Define retinopathy

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Noun

  1. non-inflammatory disease of the retina.

Extensive Definition

Retinopathy is a general term that refers to some form of non-inflammatory damage to the retina of the eye. Most commonly it is a problem with the blood supply that is the cause for this condition. Frequently, retinopathy is an ocular manifestation of systemic disease.
Main causes of retinopathy are :
Many types of retinopathy are progressive and may result in blindness or severe vision loss or impairment, particularly if the macula becomes affected.
Retinopathy is diagnosed by an optometrist or an ophthalmologist during ophthalmoscopy. Treatment depends on the cause of the disease.

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retinopathy in German: Retinopathie
retinopathy in Spanish: Retinopatía
retinopathy in Dutch: Retinopathie
retinopathy in Polish: Retinopatia
retinopathy in Portuguese: Retinopatia
retinopathy in Russian: Ретинопатия
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