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Definition

Retinopathy is a general term that refers to some form of non-inflammatory damage to the retina of the eye and often a problem with the blood supply is the cause for this condition. Frequently, retinopathy is associated with systemic disease e.g. diabetes mellitus (diabetic retinopathy), arterial hypertension (hypertensive retinopathy) or direct exposure to sunlight (solar retinopathy).

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Public Health Diabetes Mellitus Blood Supply Social Policy Diabetic Retinopathy 
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