Definition of retinitis in English:


Line breaks: ret¦in|itis
Pronunciation: /ˌrɛtɪˈnʌɪtɪs


[mass noun] Medicine
  • Inflammation of the retina of the eye.
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    • Viral retinitis, a potentially sight threatening disease, is caused by herpes simplex virus, varicella zoster virus and cytomegalovirus 1.
    • Compared with acute retinal necrosis, progressive outer retinal necrosis is a more severe viral retinitis observed in immunocompromised persons, often in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
    • Ganciclovir implants are effective in treating cytomegalovirus retinitis, a potentially blinding eye disease that affects people with AIDS.

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