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noun, Ophthalmology.
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.


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