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Arteriovenous Nicking

Arteriovenous nicking

Chronic hypertension has stiffened the arteries. At arteriovenous crossing points, they indent and displace the more pliant veins. Called arteriovenous nicking, this phenomenon does not occur in the normal fundus.

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