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Article
December 1987

Foveal Neovascularization in Diabetic Retinopathy

Author Affiliations

From the University of Illinois Hospital, Eye and Ear Infirmary, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago (Dr B. Joondeph); Department of Ophthalmology, Wayne State University, Detroit (Dr H. Joondeph); and Department of Ophthalmology, Rush University, St Luke's Medical Center at Chicago (Dr Flood).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1987;105(12):1672-1675. doi:10.1001/archopht.1987.01060120070027
Abstract

• Retinal neovascularization in diabetes mellitus almost always occurs at the optic disc and/or near the major nasal and temporal vascular arcades, sparing the foveal area. We examined seven eyes of seven patients with long-standing insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus who had unilateral foveal retinal neovascularization. The neovascularization originated from the perifoveal capillaries and demonstrated typical leakage on fluorescein angiography.

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