retinopathy

noun
ret·​i·​nop·​a·​thy | \ˌre-tə-ˈnä-pə-thē \
plural retinopathies

Definition of retinopathy 

: any of various noninflammatory disorders of the retina including some that cause blindness

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The early symptoms of diabetic retinopathy and DME are vague to nonexistent. Korin Miller, SELF, "This Is How Diabetes Can Affect Your Eyes," 8 Nov. 2018 Over time, this can lead to kidney damage, heart damage, retinopathy (eye damage that can cause blindness) and neuropathy (damage to the nerves of the feet and legs). Carrie Dennett, The Seattle Times, "It’s a dangerous eating disorder that affects people with diabetes. So why haven’t you heard of it?," 20 Aug. 2018 Google is starting a new trial in India that uses its AI software to screen images of eyes for early signs of a condition called diabetic retinopathy. Mark Bergen, chicagotribune.com, "Google is training machines to predict when a patient will die," 25 June 2018 Google is starting a new trial in India that uses its AI software to screen images of eyes for early signs of a condition called diabetic retinopathy. Mark Bergen, ajc, "Google is training machines to predict when a patient will die," 23 June 2018 Corrado said the technology used for diabetic retinopathy is being tested by doctors in the Bay Area as well as hospitals in India. Catherine Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, "Google sets sights on frontier of artificial intelligence: curing blindness," 7 May 2018 Google is starting a new trial in India that uses its AI software to screen images of eyes for early signs of a condition called diabetic retinopathy. Mark Bergen, chicagotribune.com, "Google is training machines to predict when a patient will die," 25 June 2018 Google is starting a new trial in India that uses its AI software to screen images of eyes for early signs of a condition called diabetic retinopathy. Mark Bergen, ajc, "Google is training machines to predict when a patient will die," 23 June 2018 Diabetic retinopathy, which is damage to the blood vessels in the back of the eye that can lead to blindness, is 46 percent more prevalent in African-Americans than whites. Francine Knowles, Daily Southtown, "Knowles: Southland optometrist focuses on fighting diabetes," 3 July 2018

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1930, in the meaning defined above

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retinopathy

noun
ret·​i·​nop·​a·​thy | \ˌret-ᵊn-ˈäp-ə-thē \
plural retinopathies

Medical Definition of retinopathy 

: any of various noninflammatory disorders of the retina including some that cause blindness diabetic retinopathy

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