cotton-wool spots


cotton-wool spots
accumulations of axoplasm in the nerve-fibre layer of the retina, which indicate diseases (e.g. hypertension, connective-tissue disease, or AIDS) causing hypoxia (oxygen deficiency) in the nerve-fibre layer.

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