Neovascularization of the Optic Nerve Head

New blood vessel grows on the optic nerve head. This condition is common in patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy. Retinal neovascularization lacks the normal pattern of normal vessels.

The vessels bleed spontaneously or with minimal trauma. The blood spills into the retina and between the retina and vitreous, where it attracts fibroglial elements.