𝐃𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐯𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐬 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐜! ⁣

𝘕𝘦𝘰𝘷𝘢𝘴𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘻𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘤 (𝘕𝘝𝘋)⁣ ⁣ ● New vessels on or within one disc diameter of the disc⁣ ⁣ ● Occurs due to attempt at vascularising ischemic retina⁣ ⁣ ● The new vessels lack the integrity and bifurcation of normal vessels and are fragile - bleed spontaneously⁣ ⁣ ● Retinal and vitreous hemorrhages attract fibroglial elements → fibrovascular stalks → vitreous contraction → traction on retina → RD⁣ ⁣ ● The neovascularization arises from the existing vascular supply of the normal optic disc and nerve fibre layer that includes both a uveal and retinal source⁣ ⁣



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