retinopathy

noun
ret·​i·​nop·​a·​thy | \ ˌre-tə-ˈnä-pə-thē How to pronounce retinopathy (audio) \
plural retinopathies

Definition of retinopathy

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

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An eye exam last year revealed diabetic retinopathy, an eye disease caused by damaged blood vessels in the retina. Lauren Caruba, ExpressNews.com, "A ‘scary disease’: Children with Type 2 diabetes suffer from advanced complications, study finds," 28 June 2019 For Google, diabetic retinopathy was an ideal case study because experts agree on its symptoms. Corinne Abrams, WSJ, "Google’s Effort to Prevent Blindness Shows AI Challenges," 26 Jan. 2019 Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes, wherein the central part of the retina becomes damaged, causing loss to the center of the field of vision. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Microsoft continues its quest to bring machine learning to every application," 7 May 2018 The tech giant’s Automated Retinal Disease Assessment tool is trained to diagnose diabetic retinopathy, a complication of diabetes, by reading images of patients’ retinas. Corinne Abrams, WSJ, "Google’s Effort to Prevent Blindness Shows AI Challenges," 26 Jan. 2019 About one third of diabetics over age 40 have diabetic retinopathy, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Catherine Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, "Google sets sights on frontier of artificial intelligence: curing blindness," 7 May 2018 Both diabetic retinopathy and DME can cause severe vision loss or even permanent blindness, the NEI says. Korin Miller, SELF, "This Is How Diabetes Can Affect Your Eyes," 8 Nov. 2018 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

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retinopathy

noun
ret·​i·​nop·​a·​thy | \ ˌret-ᵊn-ˈäp-ə-thē How to pronounce retinopathy (audio) \
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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