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Disease Vitreoretinopathy, Proliferative

Name Vitreoretinopathy, Proliferative
Synonyms Inflammatories, Vitreoretinopathy Neovascular | Inflammatory, Vitreoretinopathy Neovascular | Neovascular Inflammatories, Vitreoretinopathy | Neovascular Inflammatory, Vitreoretinopathy | Proliferative Vitreoretinopathies | Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy | Vitreoretinopathies, Proliferative | Vitreoretinopathy Neovascular Inflammatories | Vitreoretinopathy Neovascular Inflammatory
Definition Vitreoretinal membrane shrinkage or contraction secondary to the proliferation of primarily retinal pigment epithelial cells and glial cells, particularly fibrous astrocytes, followed by membrane formation. The formation of fibrillar collagen and cellular proliferation appear to be the basis for the contractile properties of the epiretinal and vitreous membranes.
Categories Eye disease
MeSH® ID D018630
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DiseasesEye Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Retinal Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Vitreoretinopathy, Proliferative Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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Vitreoretinopathy, Proliferative Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Exudative vitreoretinopathy 1 Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  EXUDATIVE VITREORETINOPATHY 2, X-LINKED Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Exudative Vitreoretinopathy 3 Has associated genes
  Exudative Vitreoretinopathy, Familial, X-Linked Recessive
  VITREORETINOPATHY, NEOVASCULAR INFLAMMATORY