retinal detachment


: a condition in which the retina of the eye is no longer connected to the eye as it should be

Examples of retinal detachment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These signs might indicate a more severe cause of eye floaters, retinal detachment. Cassie Shortsleeve, Health, 30 Mar. 2024 Finally, for retinal detachment diagnosis, doctors look for any signs of detachment or tearing of the retina. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 11 Feb. 2024 Bullous retinal detachment is often caused by trauma to the eye. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 Nearsighted eyes become prone to serious problems like glaucoma and retinal detachment in middle age, conditions that can in turn cause permanent blindness. Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic, 13 Sep. 2022 Born in San Francisco in 1932, Cantwell was diagnosed with tuberculosis as well as a partial retinal detachment in his youth. Ryan Parker, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 May 2022 Severe myopia puts people at greater risk of sight-threatening issues, such as retinal detachment, glaucoma and cataracts, eye doctors say. Sarah Toy, WSJ, 14 Feb. 2023 The emergency call to fill in came after DeSoto resident Errol Spence Jr. was forced to abort the fight after suffering a retinal detachment in his left eye. Dallas News, 13 Apr. 2022 Though nearsightedness isn’t typically thought of as a serious health problem, high myopia can lead to damage in the central retinal area, causing retinal detachment, glaucoma, and cataracts. Emily Mullin, Wired, 30 Mar. 2022

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“Retinal detachment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

retinal detachment

: a condition of the eye in which the retina has separated from the choroid

called also detached retina, detachment of the retina

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