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Retinopathy- arteriosclerotic

Overview

Changes in the retina that occurs because of arteriosclerosis which involves hardening of the arteries.

Symptoms - Retinopathy- arteriosclerotic

Retinal bleeding Thick oozing fluid from the retina Impaired oxygen supply to retina Vision impairment Hardening of arteries in the eye

Causes - Retinopathy- arteriosclerotic

Any retinal tear or hole allows the liquid vitreous to seep between the retinal layers, separating the retina from its choroidal blood supply. Predisposing factors include myopia, intraocular surgery, and trauma. In adults, retinal detachment usually results from degenerative changes of aging, which cause a spontaneous retinal hole. Perhaps the influence of trauma explains why retinal detachment is twice as common in males. Retinal detachment may also result from seepage of fluid into the subretinal space (because of inflammation, tumors, or systemic diseases) or from traction that’s placed on the retina by vitreous bands or membranes (due to proliferative diabetic retinopathy, posterior uveitis, or a traumatic intraocular foreign body).

Prevention - Retinopathy- arteriosclerotic

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Diagnosis - Retinopathy- arteriosclerotic

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Prognosis - Retinopathy- arteriosclerotic

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Treatment - Retinopathy- arteriosclerotic

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