retinopathy of prematurity n.
Abnormal replacement of the sensory retina by fibrous tissue and blood vessels, occurring mainly in premature infants who are placed in a high-oxygen environment. Also called retrolental fibroplasia, Terry’s syndrome.
retinopexy ret·i·no·pex·y (rět’n-ō-pěk’sē) n. Surgical correction of a detachment of the retina by forming chorioretinal adhesions around the torn part of the retina.
retinoschisis ret·i·nos·chi·sis (rět’n-ŏs’kĭ-sĭs) n. Degeneration of the retina causing splitting and the formation of cysts between retinal layers.
noun, Ophthalmology. 1. an apparatus that determines the refractive power of the eye by observing the lights and shadows on the pupil when a mirror illumines the retina; skiascope. retinoscope ret·i·no·scope (rět’n-ə-skōp’) n. An optical instrument for examining refraction of light in the eye.
noun, Ophthalmology. 1. an objective method of determining the refractive error of an eye. noun 1. (ophthalmol) a procedure for detecting errors of refraction in the eye by means of an instrument (retinoscope) that reflects a beam of light from a mirror into the eye. Diagnosis is made by observing the areas of shadow and […]