detached retina


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Noun1.detached retina - visual impairment resulting from the retina becoming separated from the choroid in the back of the eye; treated by photocoagulation
vision defect, visual defect, visual disorder, visual impairment - impairment of the sense of sight
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The detached retina loses its blood supply and eventually loses the ability to send messages to the brain.
After losing an eye to detached retina the late (and great) gun writer John Wootters did a lot of research on this malady.
Detached retina was seen as hyper echogenic membrane in vitreous body.
But Regina McCafferty, the optician at the Specsavers branch on Queen Street, Cardiff, who examined him not only found a developing cataract but also discovered he had a detached retina.
As a result he received a detached retina and the injury resulted in significant permanent loss of vision in his left eye.
com/story/sports/nba/draft/2014/06/22/isaiah-austin-genetic-disorder-marfan-syndrome-baylor-bears/11236699/) USA Today cited the 20-year-old basketball star, during his sophomore year at Baylor, is blind in his right eye as a result of a detached retina.
The Lichfield MP, a vice-chairman of the Conservative Party, had been due to go mountain climbing in the US over the summer - but his plans were cancelled after he suffered a burst blood vessel in his eye, caused by a detached retina.
After discovering Mr Kitching had a detached retina, she immediately sent him to James Cook University Hospital, where he was operated on the same day.
She suffered a broken nose and finger, a fractured eye socket and a detached retina, resulting in loss of sight in her right eye.
Emergency and follow-up laser treatment isolated the tears, greatly reducing risk of a detached retina.
Wakefield, who also lost prop forward Andy Raleigh with rib-cartilage damage, are already resigned to being without half-back Kyle Wood for the start of the new season after undergoing surgery for a detached retina following a freak training-ground accident.
The chief eye surgeon at the Radcliffe told me after examining my right eye, the silicon oil was actually damaging it and needed removing; the operation was therefore not to correct my detached retina but to remove the oil.