degenerative lesion


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degenerative lesion

Etymology: L, degenerare, to become unlike others, laesio, hurting
an injury or disease state that results in loss of function.

degenerative lesion

A lesion caused by or showing degeneration.
See also: lesion
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56 cm/s in subjects without degenerative lesions in the eye fundus.
76 cm/s and showed a further decrease along with exacerbation of degenerative lesions in the eye fundus, so that in myopic patients who had extensive chorioretinal atrophy in the posterior pole it was only 2.
In our study, blood flow through ciliary vessels deteriorated along with advanced degenerative lesions in the eye fundus.
Similarly, Akyol and Dymitrowa performing separate studies concerning blood flow in the short posterior ciliary arteries noted that the increasing axial eye length and the development of degenerative lesions in the ocular fundus were associated with reduced maximum and minimum velocity of blood flow and a rise in the resistive index [8, 12].
Research conducted by Giuffre [15] seems to support our findings of more frequent degenerative lesions on the temporal side of the optic disc (myopic crescent) and more substantial worsening of blood flow through the temporal ciliary vessels.
Concluding the current findings, the development of degenerative lesions in the ocular fundus is associated both with the elongation of the axial length of the eye, and with worsening of blood flow.

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