4.4 Role of Blood Vessels in Ocular Disease


Blood vessels play a major role in Diabetic Ocular Disease, including Diabetic Retinopathy and DME. One of the major hallmarks of DR and DME is changes in the retinal microvasculature.

Quiz Module 4.4

1. VEGF derived from which cell type seems to be primarily responsible for blood-retinal barrier breakdown and neovascularization?

2. What up-regulates the expression of adhesive molecules, promoting inflammatory cell adhesion to the endothelium?