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Related to arteriosclerotic retinopathy: diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, hypertension, Gunn sign, hypertensive retinopathy
retinopathy distinguished by attenuated retinal arterioles with increased tortuosity, copper- or silver-wire appearance, perivascular sheathing, irregularity of lumen and scattered small hemorrhages, and small, sharp-edged deposits without surrounding edema.
Etymology: Gk, arteria, + airpipe, sklerosis, hardening; L, rete, net; Gk, pathos, disease
a disorder of the retina associated with hardening and thickening of the arteries supplying that part of the eye. It often accompanies hypertension.
Retinopathy accompanying generalized arteriosclerosis and hypertension.
See also: retinopathy