Bergmeister papilla

Bergmeister papilla
1. a small mass of neuroglial cells in the center of the embryonic optic disk, surrounding the bulb of the hyaloid artery. a 2. congenital anomaly consisting of a glial veil attached to the anterior aspect of the optic disk, resulting from glial proliferation around the remnants of the posterior part of the hyaloid vessel system.

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