choroidal neovascularization


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choroidal neovascularization

ingrowth of new vessels from the choriocapillaris into the subretinal pigment epithelium and the retina; space associated with damage to the outer retina.

cho·roi·dal ne·o·vas·cu·lar·i·za·tion

(kōr-oyd'ăl nē-ō-vas'kyū-lar-ī-zā'shŭn)
Ingrowth of new vessels from the choriocapillaris into the subretinal pigment epithelial space; associated with damage to the outer retina.
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