detachment of the retina


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detachment of the retina

A separation of the neural layer of the RETINA from the underlying pigment layer as a result of a collection of fluid between the two. This is usually preceded by the development of retinal holes or tears, but detachment may be associated with traction by contracting strands of VITREOUS HUMOUR. Detachment tends to be progressive and separation of the MACULA LUTEA usually results in loss of visual acuity even if the retina is replaced.
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The prosecution lawyer said the opposing player suffered a "significant eye injury" which included a bruise to the cornea and a partial detachment of the retina that required surgery.
The drop in oxygen levels leads to a flourish of abnormal blood vessels in the eye as they grow to catch up, this can lead to bleeding, scarring and in severe cases, detachment of the retina.
There's no obvious detachment of the retina, which is very positive.
He told South Africa's Sunday Times: "There's no obvious detachment of the retina, which is very positive.