A 31-year-old member asked:
What are subfoveal leakages from neovascularizations?
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Dr. Samuel Barone answered
21 years experience in Ophthalmology
Edema: The hallmark of wet amd is neovascularization, the formation of abnormal blood vessels that grow into the retina, usually from the underlying vascular tissue called the choroid. These abnormal blood vessels are unstable and can bleed or leak fluid as swelling or edema. When this swelling occurs under the very center of the retina, the fovea, it is termed 'subfoveal leakage'.
Answered on Jul 23, 2013
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