What Is It?
Retinopathy means that disease has damaged the retina. The retina is the part inside the eye that senses light. Different diseases can cause retinopathy. There can be partial or complete loss of vision. Retinopathy can develop slowly or suddenly, can get better on its own or lead to permanent damage.
The retina contains many blood vessels. Abnormalities in these vessels are a major cause of retinopathy.