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What are subfoveal leakages from neovascularizations?

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Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
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'.
Dr. James Stahl
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Subfoveal leakage: The fovea is the center part of the macula of the eye responsible for the sharpest vision. Neovascularization is the growth of new blood vessels. In the eye this is common with diabetes and macular degeneration among others. Both can be associated with retinal detachment. Discuss with your opthalmologist asap.

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