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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.
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retinopathy

(ˌrɛtɪˈnɒpəθɪ)
n
(Medicine) any of various noninflammatory diseases of the retina which may have serious effects on vision
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ret•i•nop•a•thy

(ˌrɛt nˈɒp ə θi)

n.
any diseased condition of the retina, esp. one that is noninflammatory.
[1930–35]
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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
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Translations

ret·i·nop·a·thy

n. retinopatía, cualquier condición anormal de la retina.
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retinopathy

n retinopatía; diabetic — retinopatía diabética
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References in periodicals archive ?
The treatable causes include refractive error, childhood cataract, childhood glaucoma, retinopathy of prematurity, uveitis and corneal infections.
The twin pilot initiatives on Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) and Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) were part of a five-year, multi-million-pound grant by the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust.
Based on this review, we planned to conduct the study to determine the protective effect of human milk for the development of retinopathy of prematurity. This study will help in streng-thening the guidelines for earliest initiation of human milk in premature babies to prevent ROP and blindness in survivors.
Premature newborns below 34 weeks from neonatal unit retinopathy of prematurity program during the years 2015 to 2017 of The Lahore General Hospital were included.
Even though the infant did not develop plus disease and was out of the Early Treatment for Retinopathy of Prematurity Study criteria, we decided to treat the ROP disease based on demonstrating progression of stage 3 ROP.
Timothy Disher, Ph.D., from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, and colleagues conducted a systematic literature review to identify randomized trials of pain-relieving interventions for retinopathy of prematurity examinations.
The finding published in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology could help prevent blindness in more babies with the disease, called retinopathy of prematurity, or ROP.
We intend to have a spectrum of services for the population, many of which have not existed in the country and in the region." The ophthalmology team at Sidra Medicine has also launched the Retinopathy of Prematurity screening service for premature babies who are at risk of developing a serious blinding condition specific to prematurity.
The practice provides pediatric eye care, full surgical services and retinopathy of prematurity evaluation and treatment, including laser ablation and Avastin therapy.
"This may help improve neonatal outcomes avoiding Intraventricular Hemorrhage (IVH), Chronic Lung Disease (CLD) and Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)," he said.