Definition of retinopathy
: any of various noninflammatory disorders of the retina including some that cause blindness
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Looking directly at the sun without proper eye protection can damage the retina, a condition called solar retinopathy.
After a year of being in and out of the hospital, he was diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy, which is caused by damage to the blood vessels in the tissue at the back of the eye.
He was born with retinopathy of prematurity, a disorder where abnormal blood vessels grow throughout the retina.
This kind of permanent damage to the eye is called solar retinopathy.
The eye problems, known as ROP, for retinopathy of prematurity, have resolved.
She and her colleagues are using neural networks—complex mathematical systems for identifying patterns in data—to recognize diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause of blindness among US adults.
People who suffer from diabetic retinopathy can begin to experience distorted vision and ultimately go blind.
An ophthalmoscope image of diabetic retinopathy shows damage to the retina caused by diabetes.
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