Printer friendly
Acronymfinder

What does PDR stand for?

PDR stands for Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy


This definition appears very frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:

  • Science, medicine, engineering, etc.

See other definitions of PDR

Other Resources:
We have 287 other meanings of PDR in our Acronym Attic

Samples in periodicals archive:

About Diabetic Retinopathy Severity Scale (DRSS) Derived from The Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS), the diabetic retinopathy severity scale (DRSS) is a systematic grading system developed to predict the risk of progression from non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR) to proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR).
2 million have diabetic retinopathy, and in 675,000 of them, it progresses to its most severe form, proliferative diabetic retinopathy in which abnormal -- and leaky blood vessels intrude into the eyeball's clear vitreous gel, causing retinal traction and bleeding that results in decreased sight.
The current campaign provides 800 free vials of the recently globally approved therapy to treat underprivileged patients afflicted with two main causes of blindness; wet macular degeneration (wet AMD), a chronic disease that affects 5 per cent of people over 50, and proliferative diabetic retinopathy accountable for 6 per cent of avoidable blindness cases.
CHICAGO -- Intravitreal pegaptanib appeared to induce regression of proliferative diabetic retinopathy in a small pilot study presented at the annual scientific sessions of the American Diabetes Association.