Patients who play an active role in their own health care sometimes need a clear understanding of medical terminology used by their doctors. This on-line glossary helps patients become familiar with terms and definitions that may be part of their care and treatment at Wheaton Eye Clinic.

Retinal Detachmentsearch for term

This is a separation of the retina, the light sensitive layer in the back of the eye, from the eye wall. A retinal detachment is an eye emergency and can lead to blindness if not corrected.