October 1980
Volume 19, Issue 10
Articles  |   October 1980
Endothelial fenestrae in proliferative diabetic retinopathy.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science October 1980, Vol.19, 1176-1183. doi:
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      I H Wallow, P S Geldner; Endothelial fenestrae in proliferative diabetic retinopathy.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1980;19(10):1176-1183.

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The ultrastructure of old neovascular preretinal membranes was examined in both eyes of a patient with proliferative diabetic retinopathy treated in one eye with photocoagulation. Membranes in both eyes consisted of a matrix rich in mature collagen surrounding viable new vessels and "ghost vessels." Viable vessels of different calibers frequently showed endothelial fenestrae bridged by diaphragms. Occasionally tight junctions between endothelial cells appeared altered. Fenestrae and incompetent junctions may account for the characteristic "leakiness" of newly formed vessels.


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