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diabetic retinopathy

noun, Pathology
1.
a disorder of the blood vessels of the retina occurring as a complication of poorly controlled diabetes mellitus and often leading to blindness.
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Examples for diabetic retinopathy
  • My dad is blind from wet macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, and we're eagerly awaiting implants for his condition.
  • My dad is legally blind from wet macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
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  • Diabetes can cause damage to the blood vessels of the eye's retina, a condition called diabetic retinopathy.
diabetic retinopathy in Medicine

diabetic retinopathy n.
Retinal changes occurring in long-term diabetes and characterized by punctate hemorrhages, microaneurysms, and sharply defined waxy exudates.

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