Uveal neovascularization at the ora serrata and pars plana

Ann Ophthalmol. 1987 Mar;19(3):85-90.


Thirty-two eyes with uveal neovascularization at the ora serrata and pars plana were studied histopathologically. Chronic retinal detachment of various etiologies was the most frequently associated feature, present in 65% of the patients. In three eyes, the neovascularization took the form of an angiomatous lesion, whereas in the others, capillaries, arterioles, and venules were present. A history of glaucoma was found in 60% of the patients. Other associated findings included choroidal rupture, vitreous hemorrhage, and a history of cryotherapy. Uveal neovascularization at the ora serrata should be considered in the differential diagnosis of retinal angiomas, retinal telangiectasia, malignant melanoma, adult Coats's disease, peripheral proliferative retinopathies, and vitreous hemorrhage.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Child, Preschool
  • Ciliary Body / blood supply*
  • Ciliary Body / pathology
  • Female
  • Glaucoma / pathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neovascularization, Pathologic / pathology*
  • Retina / pathology
  • Retinal Detachment / pathology
  • Uvea / blood supply*
  • Uveal Diseases / pathology