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Vitreoretinopathy, Proliferative

Vitreoretinopathy, Proliferative

Synonym(s) - Proliferative Vitreoretinopathies

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.

Broader term(s)

  • Eye Diseases
  • Retinal Diseases
  • Vitreoretinopathy, Proliferative


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