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1. (Science: ophthalmology) retinitis: inflammation of the retina.

2. (Science: disease) Retinosis: degenerative, noninflammatory condition of the retina.

Origin: Gr. Pathos = disease

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eye are window to your health?

In addition to jaundice/icterus, some other information of various (non-eye) diseases can be seen by looking in the eyes: retinopathy, for example, can indicate conditions such as advanced diabetes or hypertension. Furthermore, the state of consciousness and be evaluated by pupil reactions ...

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by biohazard
Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:59 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: eye are window to your health?
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... as fine dots, veils, cobwebs, clouds, or strings. Similar floaters occur with other causes of intraocular bleeding, such as proliferative diabetic retinopathy, trauma, and ocular inflammation (uveitis). http://www.aafp.org/afp/20040401/1691.html

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by Marcos
Sat Nov 11, 2006 5:52 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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... Too much glucose in the blood damages the body. As Poison had said too much glucose leads to damage in the retina, the technical name is diabetic retinopathy which refers to the process. Too much glucose cause thickening in the vessels and the arterioles. This cause microaneurysms in the capillary ...

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by bionewbie
Mon Dec 12, 2005 1:14 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: eye
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