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Angiogenic factors in human proliferative sickle cell retinopathy.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The British journal of ophthalmology
Publication Date
Volume
83
Issue
7
Pages
838–846
Identifiers
PMID: 10381672
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Our results demonstrate for the first time that VEGF and bFGF are associated with sea fan formations in sickle cell retinopathy. Both factors may function in an autocrine manner because immunoreactivity for these factors was greater within the neovascularisation than in adjacent retina.

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