"Vitreoretinopathy, Proliferative" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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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.
- Vitreoretinopathy, Proliferative
- Proliferative Vitreoretinopathies
- Vitreoretinopathies, Proliferative
- Vitreoretinopathy Neovascular Inflammatory
- Inflammatories, Vitreoretinopathy Neovascular
- Inflammatory, Vitreoretinopathy Neovascular
- Neovascular Inflammatories, Vitreoretinopathy
- Neovascular Inflammatory, Vitreoretinopathy
- Vitreoretinopathy Neovascular Inflammatories
- Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy
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