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reti·nal de·tach·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. retinal detachment, detachment of the retina, detached retina(noun)

    visual impairment resulting from the retina becoming separated from the choroid in the back of the eye; treated by photocoagulation

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  1. Retinal detachment

    Retinal detachment is a disorder of the eye in which the retina peels away from its underlying layer of support tissue. Initial detachment may be localized, but without rapid treatment the entire retina may detach, leading to vision loss and blindness. It is a medical emergency. The retina is a thin layer of light sensitive tissue on the back wall of the eye. The optical system of the eye focuses light on the retina much like light is focused on the film or sensor in a camera. The retina translates that focused image into neural impulses and sends them to the brain via the optic nerve. Occasionally, posterior vitreous detachment, injury or trauma to the eye or head may cause a small tear in the retina. The tear allows vitreous fluid to seep through it under the retina, and peel it away like a bubble in wallpaper.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Retinal Detachment

    Separation of the inner layers of the retina (neural retina) from the pigment epithelium. Retinal detachment occurs more commonly in men than in women, in eyes with degenerative myopia, in aging and in aphakia. It may occur after an uncomplicated cataract extraction, but it is seen more often if vitreous humor has been lost during surgery. (Dorland, 27th ed; Newell, Ophthalmology: Principles and Concepts, 7th ed, p310-12).

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How to say retinal detachment in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of retinal detachment in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of retinal detachment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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