Pathologic features of surgically excised subretinal neovascular membranes in age-related macular degeneration.

@article{Lopez1991PathologicFO,
  title={Pathologic features of surgically excised subretinal neovascular membranes in age-related macular degeneration.},
  author={Pedro F. Lopez and Hans E. Grossniklaus and H Michael Lambert and Thomas M. Aaberg and Antonio Capone and Paul Sternberg and Nancy L'Hernault},
  journal={American journal of ophthalmology},
  year={1991},
  volume={112 6},
  pages={647-56}
}
The histopathologic features of ten consecutive surgically excised subfoveal neovascular membranes from patients with age-related macular degeneration were examined. Ultrastructural features included the following in decreasing order of frequency: endothelium-lined vascular channels, new collagen, fibrocytes, retinal pigment epithelium, erythrocytes, and myofibroblasts. Chronic inflammatory cells were frequently evident and included macrophages, lymphocytes, and plasma cells. Basal laminar… CONTINUE READING