any diseased condition of the retina, especially one that is noninflammatory.
any of various noninflammatory diseases of the retina which may have serious effects on vision
retinopathy ret·i·nop·a·thy (rět’n-ŏp’ə-thē)
A noninflammatory degenerative disease of the retina.
- Retinopathy of prematurity
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.