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neovascularization


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n. the abnormal formation of new and fragile blood vessels, usually in response to ischaemia. In choroidal neovascularization, which occurs in such conditions as macular degeneration, abnormal vessels, derived from the choroid, form in the space between the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and the choroid (see retina).

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