"Epiretinal Membrane" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A membrane on the vitreal surface of the retina resulting from the proliferation of one or more of three retinal elements: (1) fibrous astrocytes; (2) fibrocytes; and (3) retinal pigment epithelial cells. Localized epiretinal membranes may occur at the posterior pole of the eye without clinical signs or may cause marked loss of vision as a result of covering, distorting, or detaching the fovea centralis. Epiretinal membranes may cause vascular leakage and secondary retinal edema. In younger individuals some membranes appear to be developmental in origin and occur in otherwise normal eyes. The majority occur in association with retinal holes, ocular concussions, retinal inflammation, or after ocular surgery. (Newell, Ophthalmology: Principles and Concepts, 7th ed, p291)
- Epiretinal Membrane
- Epiretinal Membranes
- Membrane, Epiretinal
- Membranes, Epiretinal
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Epiretinal Membrane" by people in Profiles.
ILM peeling a vital intervention for many vitreoretinal disorders. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2014 Mar-Apr; 45(2):92-6.
Alternative splicing of the APC gene in the neural retina and retinal pigment epithelium. Mol Vis. 2004 Jun 14; 10:383-91.