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cot·ton-wool patch·es

white, fuzzy areas on the surface of the retina (accumulations of cellular organelles) caused by damage (usually infarction) of the retinal fiber layer.
Synonym(s): cotton-wool spots
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cot·ton-wool patch·es

(kot'ŏn-wul pach'ĕz)
White, fuzzy areas on the surface of the retina (accumulations of cellular organelles) caused by damage (usually infarction) of the retinal fiber layer. Also called cotton wool spots.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Fundoscopy revealed bilateral multiple peripapillary yellow-white patches like cotton-wool spots, flame-shaped intraretinal hemorrhages, and macular edema (Figure 1a).
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Dependent upon the extent and degree of obstruction to circulation, there may be scattered microinfarcts (cotton-wool spots) indicating ischaemia.