detachment of the retina


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Noun1.detachment of the 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 prosecution lawyer said the opposing player suffered a "significant eye injury" which included a bruise to the cornea and a partial detachment of the retina that required surgery.
The drop in oxygen levels leads to a flourish of abnormal blood vessels in the eye as they grow to catch up, this can lead to bleeding, scarring and in severe cases, detachment of the retina.
There's no obvious detachment of the retina, which is very positive.
He told South Africa's Sunday Times: "There's no obvious detachment of the retina, which is very positive.