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Vitreoretinopathy, Proliferative

"Vitreoretinopathy, Proliferative" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Vitreoretinopathy, Proliferative" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Vitreoretinopathy, Proliferative" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 51 publications over 19 distinct years, with a maximum of 6 publications in 2013 and 2016
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