Disease Information for Retinitis proliferans

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Bilateral Vision Loss
Eye symptoms/signs
Ophthalmoscopic/Fundoscopic exam/abnormal
Retinal hemorrhages/sign
Retinopathy signs on exam
Visual Problems
Visual symptoms
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Chronic only
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Hereditary Blindness
Retinitis pigmentosa
Associated Disease & Complications
Blindness
Blindness in Elderly
Diabetic retinopathy
Retinal hemorrhage
Retinopathy
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Ophthalmology Specialty Population
CLASS/Ophthalmology disorders
CLASS/Eye involvement/disorder (ex)
CLASS/Eyes/accessory (category)
CLASS/Retina involvement/disorder (ex)
Process
PROCESS/Inflammatory/Granulomatous disorder (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Contraindication
RX/Warfarin (Coumadin)
Drug Therapy - Indication
SX/Laser/phototherapy eye.
Definition

Vitreoretinal membrane shrinkage or contraction secondary to the proliferation of primarily retinal pigment epithelial cells and glial cells, particularly fibrous astrocytes, followed by membrane formation. The formation of fibrillar collagen and cellular proliferation appear to be the basis for the contractile properties of the epiretinal and vitreous membranes.

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