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Adhesion Failures Determine the Pattern of Choroidal Neovascularization in the Eye: A Computer Simulation Study

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Retinal structure, the retinal pigment epithelium, Bruch's membrane and the choriocapillaris.

Left large-scale: Structure of the outer retinal layers, the RPE and the CC. Right: Detail of the CC-BrM-RPE-POS complex. CC: choriocapillaris, BrM: Bruch's membrane, RPE: Retinal pigment epithelium, CC BaM: Basement membrane of the CC, OCL: Outer collagenous layer, EL: Elastin layer, ICL: Inner collagenous layer, RPE BaM: Basement membrane of the RPE (we abbreviate RPE BaM as RBaM), POS: Photoreceptor outer segment, PIS: Photoreceptor inner segment, ONL: Outer nuclear layer. Light purple shading indicates the location of the inner retina. Scale bars ∼10 µm.

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