retinopathy

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ret·i·nop·a·thy

 (rĕt′n-ŏp′ə-thē)
n. pl. ret·i·nop·a·thies
1. Any of various disorders affecting the retina of the eye, marked by damage to retinal blood vessels, swelling of the retina, or abnormal growth of new blood vessels, and resulting in blurred vision, vision loss, or blindness.
2. Such a disorder occurring as a complication of untreated or improperly controlled diabetes mellitus. Also called diabetic retinopathy.

ret′i·no·path′ic (-ō-păth′ĭk) adj.

retinopathy

(ˌrɛtɪˈnɒpəθɪ)
n
(Medicine) any of various noninflammatory diseases of the retina which may have serious effects on vision

ret•i•nop•a•thy

(ˌrɛt nˈɒp ə θi)

n.
any diseased condition of the retina, esp. one that is noninflammatory.
[1930–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.retinopathy - a disease of the retina that can result in loss of vision
eye disease - any disease of the eye
diabetic retinopathy - retinopathy involving damage to the small blood vessels in the retina; results from chronically high blood glucose levels in people with poorly controlled diabetes
Translations

ret·i·nop·a·thy

n. retinopatía, cualquier condición anormal de la retina.

retinopathy

n retinopatía; diabetic — retinopatía diabética
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Co-author Rupert Bourne said: "The report has shown that having diabetes doubles your risk of being diagnosed with a cataract, and that this risk is six times higher if a diabetic patient has significant diabetic retinal disease, called diabetic maculopathy.
Patients with diabetes for >5 years showed some stage of diabetic retinopathy; 34% with mild NPDR, 41% moderate NPDR, 8% severe NPDR, 75% very severe NPDR, 4% early PDR, 3% high risk PDR, 3% diabetic maculopathy (Fig: 1) with the mean duration as 8 years.
A fibrate such as fenofibrate 200mg once daily may be advisable in patients with diabetic maculopathy with lipid exudates.
22,23] Early treatment of proliferative diabetic retinopathy and diabetic maculopathy improves visual outcome and with effective screening blindness in patients under the age of 70 could be reduced by 10%.
As regards diabetic maculopathy, only eyes with clinically significant macular oedema (CSME) were recorded, and it was defined as one or more of the following: Any retinal thickening within 500 mm of the center of the macula, with or without loss of retinal transparency; hard exudates associated with retinal thickening within 500 mm of the center of the macula; or one disc area of thickening within one disc diameter of the center of the macula.
The current investigators hypothesize that cigarette smoking, through its deleterious effects on the retinal vasculature, may affect diabetic maculopathy.
nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy, preproliferative diabetic retinopathy, proliferative diabetic retinopathy, diabetic maculopathy, cataracts, or glaucoma) at or within 1 year of evaluation by a diabetes-control program.
Using the HRA instead of white light photography has allowed clinicians to capture detailed images of the blood vessel structure within the retina, a key diagnostic indicator for such common eye disease as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic maculopathy.
Two main reasons for visual loss in diabetic patients are diabetic maculopathy and complications associated with proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR).