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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It was discovered that an edema build-up had developed in the right eye's retinal cell layer, which had created a significant cavity, and partial detachment of the retina.
Other renal disorders, such as IgA nephropathy, also have been reported in association with RPE detachment of the retina [7].
Researchers have been looking into the use of silicone oil to treat proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR), a complication of retinal detachment surgery that can lead to further detachment of the retina. ( retinaldetach)
Gass, "Diseases causing choroidal exudative and hemorrhagic localized (disciform) detachment of the retina and retinal pigment epithelium," in Stereoscopic Atlas of Macular Diseases.