: Retinal disease caused by arteriosclerosis. In this problem, the arterioles (tiny arteries) inside retina become partly blocked because of thickening of the walls. Making use of an ophthalmoscope, a health care provider is able to see the thickened arterioles as well as other indications of decreased blood supply to the retina. (The feature features consist of narrowed tortuous arterioles with a "copper cable" appearance, scattered tiny hemorrhages and sharp-edged build up without any edema around them.) is a danger signal that the blood vessels within the body tend to be arteriosclerotic and that measures tend to be defectively necessary to prevent the development of the illness process.