diabetic retinopathy


noun Pathology.

a disorder of the blood vessels of the retina occurring as a complication of poorly controlled diabetes mellitus and often leading to blindness.

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Medical definitions for diabetic retinopathy

diabetic retinopathy

n.

Retinal changes occurring in long-term diabetes and characterized by punctate hemorrhages, microaneurysms, and sharply defined waxy exudates.
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