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Experimental studies on the pathogenesis of retinopathy of prematurity.
  1. M. Prost
  1. Clinic of Ophthalmology, Medical Academy, Lublin, Poland.


    The angiogenic activity of various parts of the retina in kittens with oxygen-induced retinopathy has been studied by the use of a corneal micropocket technique and chorioallantoic assay. The results indicate that in retinopathy of prematurity the most important role in the pathogenesis of fibrovascular proliferation is played by the so-called primary avascular retina, that is, that part of the retina which has not yet been vascularised during ontogenesis.

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