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Br J Ophthalmol. 1980 February; 64(2): 105–111.
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Posterior hyperplastic primary vitreous.


A fundus picture of posterior hyperplastic primary vitreous based on a study of 14 cases is described. Its definition, in spite of pleomorphic manifestations, could be useful for its differentiation from other conditions affecting children's eyes and presumed to be caused by parasitic, inflammatory, fibroplastic, or genetically transmitted processes.

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