noun Ophthalmology.

any diseased condition of the retina, especially one that is noninflammatory.

Origin of retinopathy

First recorded in 1930–35; retin(a) + -o- + -pathy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for retinopathy

Contemporary Examples of retinopathy

  • Bijani was born with retinopathy and glaucoma, and his sight gradually disappeared during his first four years.

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    Winston Ross

    December 16, 2012

British Dictionary definitions for retinopathy



any of various noninflammatory diseases of the retina which may have serious effects on vision
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retinopathy in Medicine




A noninflammatory degenerative disease of the retina.
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