Familial exudative vitreoretinopathy
Familial exudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR) (English pronunciation: /ˈfēvər/, US dict: fēvər) is a genetic disorder affecting the growth and development of blood vessels in the retina of the eye. This disease can lead to visual impairment and sometimes complete blindness in one or both eyes. FEVR is characterized by exudative leakage and hemorrhage of the blood vessels in the retina, along with incomplete vascularization of the peripheral retina. The disease process can lead to retinal folds, tears, and detachments.
Genetic types include:
- FEVR.NET website
- GeneReviews/NCBI/NIH/UW entry on Familial Exudative Vitreoretinopathy, Autosomal Dominant
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