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June 1977

Optic Disc Neovascularization of Uveal (Choroidal or Posterior Ciliary) Origin

Author Affiliations

Bruce Busse
From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago. Dr Asdourian is now with the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Massachusetts, Worcester. Mr Busse is now in private practice in Memphis.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(6):998-1003. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450060084007

• Fluorescein angiography during the choroidal phase of perfusion has been used to study the origin of blood vessels comprising neovascular tissue of the disc. These newly formed vessels were shown to derive their blood supply primarily from the uveal circulation rather than from the retinal circulation. This is related to the observation that many normal disc blood vessels originate from the choroidal or posterior ciliary circulation.

(Arch Ophthalmol 95:998-1003, 1977)

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