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

Examples of retinopathy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Experts also discuss common eye ailments, from dry eye to more serious conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Sep. 2021 If caught early, diabetic retinopathy can often be fixed with a procedure in the doctor’s office. Mary Jacobs, Dallas News, 31 Aug. 2021 Clinicians on the ground use the tool to diagnose eye diseases like diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. Kathryn Dill, WSJ, 16 July 2021 These projects show a reasonable sophistication of AI usage, with techniques ranging from middle schoolers using AI for diabetic retinopathy to Alzheimers. Nisha Talagala, Forbes, 21 June 2021 In fact, the sun can burn your retina, a condition medically known as solar retinopathy. Colleen Murphy,, 9 June 2021 This allows your doctor to see the retina at the back of your eye more clearly and detect signs of diabetic retinopathy, like little hemorrhages or abnormal growth of blood vessels. Jennifer Larson, SELF, 9 Apr. 2021 The proposal to pay for IDx would also cover other AI tools that diagnose diabetic retinopathy. Tom Simonite, Wired, 10 Nov. 2020 Recently, the Food and Drug Administration approved an autonomous artificial intelligence test for diabetic retinopathy. David Hogberg, Washington Examiner, 15 Oct. 2020

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1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Retinopathy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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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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