Retinal Disease

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What is Retinal Disease?

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There are many inherited and acquired diseases or disorders that may affect the retina. Some of them include:

  • Retinitis pigmentosa is a group of genetic diseases that affect the retina and causes the loss of night vision and peripheral vision.
  • Macular degeneration describes a group of diseases characterized by loss of central vision because of death or impairment of the cells in the macula.
  • Cone-rod dystrophy (CORD) describes a number of diseases where vision loss is caused by deterioration of the cones and/or rods in the retina.
  • In retinal separation, the retina detaches from the back of the eyeball. Ignipuncture is an outdated treatment method.
  • Both hypertension and diabetes mellitus can cause damage to the tiny blood vessels that supply the retina, leading to hypertensive retinopathy and diabetic retinopathy.
  • Retinoblastoma is a cancer of the retina.
  • Retinal diseases in dogs include retinal dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, and sudden acquired retinal degeneration.