Definition of detached retina in English:

detached retina

Syllabification: de·tached ret·i·na


  • A retina that has become separated from the underlying choroid tissue at the back of the eye, causing loss of vision in the affected area.
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    • He was exempted from military service because of a detached retina, and later in his career, when binocular microscopes became the norm, people puzzled why he was happy to still use a monocular one.
    • Unless the detached retina is promptly surgically reattached, this condition can cause permanent loss of vision in the affected eye.
    • One player who suffered both a corneal abrasion and a detached retina underwent several surgical procedures.

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