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Diseases » Vitreous detachment » Glossary
 

Glossary for Vitreous detachment

  • Aphakia: Absent eye lens. The disorder may be present at birth or result from such things as lens dislocation, cataract surgery, ulcer or trauma.
  • Criswick-Schepens syndrome: A rare progressive eye disorder which can range in severity.
  • Exudative retinopathy familial, X-linked, recessive: A rare progressive eye disorder which is inherited in a recessive X-linked manner. The development of the retinal blood vessels is incomplete resulting in parts of the retina having no blood vessels which is necessary for it's function. The disorder is caused by a genetic defect on chromosome 11q14-q21 and the severity of the condition.
  • Exudative retinopathy familial, autosomal dominant: A rare progressive eye disorder which is inherited in a dominant manner. The development of the retinal blood vessels is incomplete resulting in parts of the retina having no blood vessels which is necessary for it's function. The disorder is caused by a genetic defect on chromosome 11q14-q21 and the severity of the condition is variable.
  • Exudative retinopathy familial, autosomal recessive: A rare progressive eye disorder which is inherited in a recessive manner. The development of the retinal blood vessels is incomplete resulting in parts of the retina having no blood vessels which is necessary for it's function.
  • Exudative retinopathy, familial: A rare progressive eye disorder which is inherited in a familial manner. The development of the retinal blood vessels is incomplete resulting in parts of the retina having no blood vessels which is necessary for it's function.
  • Exudative vitreoretinopathy 3: A rare progressive eye disorder caused by a genetic defect on chromosome 11p13-p12. The development of the retinal blood vessels is incomplete resulting in parts of the retina having no blood vessels which is necessary for it's function.
  • Exudative vitreoretinopathy 4: A rare progressive eye disorder caused by a genetic defect on chromosome 11q13.4. It can be inherited in a dominant or recessive manner. The development of the retinal blood vessels is incomplete resulting in parts of the retina having no blood vessels which is necessary for it's function.
  • Eye and vision conditions: Medical conditions affecting the eyes or the vision systems.
  • Eye conditions: Any condition that affects the eyes
  • Flashes: Seeing small flashes of light
  • Floaters: Floating spots or spidery webs in front of the eyes
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • Head injury: An injury to the head
  • Myopia: Short-sightedness often requiring glasses
  • No symptoms: The absence of noticable symptoms.
  • Posterior vitreous detachment: Detachment of the eye's internal jelly vitreous from the rear of the eye
  • Retina Conditions: Any condition that affects the retina of the eye
  • Retinal detachment: Partial or total detachment of retina from the back of the eye.
  • Retinal tear: A condition that is characterised by a tear in the retina of the eye
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage: Brain bleeding in the subarachnoid area

 

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