Photoretinitis is damage to the retina
of the eye
due to exposure to the sun (without adequate eye-protection, such as sunglasses).
Photoretinitis may have serious consequences.
In extreme cases, the central part of the visual field may be permanently
More about Ophthalmology: This section includes short definitions
of many diseases, disorders, and conditions of the eyes and visual system.
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of the eye, and definitions
of parts of the eye, a description
of the human retina, and definitions
of parts of the retina, and the section of short definitions
of clinical and surgical procedures re. eyes and human visual system.
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