Jason Stander Optometrists

Neovascularization of the Optic Nerve Head


New blood vessel growth on the optic nerve head. In this photograph, abnormal new blood vessels (arrows) can be seen growing off of the disc and into the vitreous (the clear gel inside the eye). This condition is common in patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy.


Illustrations by Mark Erickson
With acknowledgement to St. Lukes Eye Hospital.