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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

• 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.