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[ret-n-op-uh-thee] /ˌrɛt nˈɒp ə θi/
noun, Ophthalmology
any diseased condition of the retina, especially one that is noninflammatory.
Origin of retinopathy
1930-35; retin(a) + -o- + -pathy Unabridged
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Examples from the web for retinopathy
  • The high blood sugar attributed to the proliferative retinopathy in my right eye.
  • 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.
  • Diabetic retinopathy is damage to the eye's retina that occurs with long-term diabetes.
  • These woolly areas may signal the development of proliferative retinopathy.
  • Often there are no symptoms of progressing retinopathy.
  • Such exercises can strain weakened blood vessels in the eyes of patients with retinopathy.
  • Diabetes can cause damage to the blood vessels of the eye's retina, a condition called diabetic retinopathy.
  • They can strain weakened blood vessels in the eyes of patients with retinopathy.
British Dictionary definitions for retinopathy


any of various noninflammatory diseases of the retina which may have serious effects on vision
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retinopathy in Medicine

retinopathy ret·i·nop·a·thy (rět'n-ŏp'ə-thē)
A noninflammatory degenerative disease of the retina.

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