Expression of vascular endothelial growth factor in the human retina and in nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy.

Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)/vascular permeability factor is a likely angiogenic mediator in proliferative diabetic retinopathy, and its role is under scrutiny in the pathogenesis of the capillary leakage characteristic of background diabetic retinopathy. To examine whether the diabetic milieu induces or increases retinal VEGF expression in… CONTINUE READING