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Neovascular Glaucoma

  • Donald Minckler
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Abstract

Neovascular glaucoma (NVG) is an apt generic term originally proposed by Weiss and colleagues in 1963 for the secondary glaucoma due to proliferation of fibrovascular tissue with progressive closure of the anterior chamber angle.1,2 Simply defined, neovascularization (NV) in any organ system implies growth of vessels into or onto tissues not normally vascularized, such as cornea, vitreous, sub-retinal space, and the iris and meshwork surfaces and interstices.

Keywords

Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Central Retinal Vein Occlusion Corneal Edema Retinal Ischemia Neovascular Glaucoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald Minckler
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  1. 1.Department of Ophthalmology & PathologyUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA

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