Encyclopedia > Retinopathy

  Article Content


Retinopathy is a general term that refers to some form of non-inflammatory damage to the retina of the eye. Most commonly it is the blood vessels that are the direct medium for the disease. Main causes of retinopathy are :

If retinopathy progresses and it is severe or if it affects primarily macula region of the retina, it can lead to blindness.

Retinopathy is diagnosed by a ophtamologist during a form of examination called fundus exam. Treatment depends on the cause of the disease.

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article

... refer to: Christiania - the name of Oslo, from 1624 to 1925. The Free State of Christiania - a partially self-governing neighborhood in the city of ...

This page was created in 28.8 ms