Proliferative vitreoretinopathy — is it anything more than wound healing at the wrong place?

@article{Weller1990ProliferativeV,
  title={Proliferative vitreoretinopathy — is it anything more than wound healing at the wrong place?},
  author={Michael Weller and Peter Wiedemann and Klaus Heimann},
  journal={International Ophthalmology},
  year={1990},
  volume={14},
  pages={105-117}
}
Proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) is a reactive process of the ocular tissue after perforating trauma, retinal detachment, and surgical manipulations. Although several studies, most of them experimental, have focused on the detection of specific etiologic factors in the development of PVR, there is compelling evidence that PVR is nothing more than a physiologic tissue repair process with undesirable consequences for the retina. Important features of PVR involving the role of platelets… CONTINUE READING