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September 1978

Dominantly Inherited Peripheral Retinal Neovascularization

Author Affiliations

From the Touro Infirmary Eye Research Laboratory, New Orleans (Drs Gitter and Waltman), and the Departments of Ophthalmology (Drs Gitter and Azar) and Medicine (Drs Rothschild and Scott), Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(9):1601-1605. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910060235009

• Nine family members with hereditary retinal neovascularization showed wide variability in the extent of the clinical disorder and a slow progression of the disease process. Clinical and angiographic evaluation of these patients at various stages of their disease, and analysis of their histories points to a progressive peripheral retinal vascular disorder with secondary vitreous changes. The condition is characterized by retinal arteriolar ischemia, new vessel formation at the retinal periphery, and hemorrhage with retinal detachment.

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