Peripheral proliferative retinopathies

Lee M. Jampol*, Michael H. Goldbaum

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Peripheral retinal neovascularization (i.e., new vessel growth peripheral to the major vascular arcades) may be secondary to a wide variety of ocular and systemic diseases. Vascular and inflammatory diseases in particular may cause peripheral neovascularization. Following a brief review of ocular angiogenesis, the various clinical entities that can cause peripheral retinal neovascularization are described. The diagnostic workup of a patient with peripheral proliferative retinopathy is outlined and techniques of treatment of the neovascularization (including feeder vessel technique, cryopexy, and panretinal photocoagulation) are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalSurvey of ophthalmology
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1980

Keywords

  • angiogenesis
  • feeder vessel
  • fluorescein angiography
  • inflammation
  • ischemia
  • neovascularization
  • photocoagulation
  • retina
  • vascular disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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