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What does PDR stand for?

PDR stands for Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

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In cases of severe proliferative diabetic retinopathy, new blood vessels may grow on the surface of the iris, causing neovascular glaucoma, a particularly severe form of glaucoma.
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.
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.
Scott MacGregor 317-651-1494 (office) 317-440-4699 (mobile) RUBOXISTAURIN REDUCED VISION LOSS IN PATIENTS WITH MODERATE TO SEVERE NON- PROLIFERATIVE DIABETIC RETINOPATHY IN A NEW STUDY - Once Daily, Oral Investigational Therapy Reduced Sustained Moderate Vision Loss Over Three-Year Period - INDIANAPOLIS, IN - November 13, 2006 - Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced results from a three-year phase 3 clinical trial in which ruboxistaurin mesylate (proposed brand name ArxxantTM, pronounced ark-ZONT) reduced the risk of sustained moderate vision loss by 40 percent when compared to placebo in patients with moderate to severe non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy (DR).