detachment of the retina


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Synonyms for detachment of the retina

visual impairment resulting from the retina becoming separated from the choroid in the back of the eye

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In persons with myopia (nearsightedness) or who have had cataract surgery, vigorous rubbing can also cause detachment of the retina through the pressure exerted on the eyeball.
His eye problem was not "all in his had"--he had a disorderknown as central serous chorioretinopathy, in which vision is reduced because of detachment of the retina at the area of most acute vision.
These abnormal blood vessels may leak, scarring the retina and pulling it out of position, which may cause detachment of the retina.
c) They should be referred if accompanied by significant serious detachment of the retina
Cumulative retinal damage caused by the disease can lead to detachment of the retina, occurring in up to 50 percent of patients with AIDS-related CMV retinitis, and permanent loss of vision.