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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).
Diabetic retinopathy is a major cause of blindness in the world and has two stages: proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) and non proliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR)
The diagnosis here is proliferative diabetic retinopathy in the right eye and very severe pre-proliferative diabetic retinopathy in the left eye.
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.
Regardless of insulin choice, rapid tightening of glycemic control is among the predictors of proliferative diabetic retinopathy during pregnancy, along with the duration of diabetes, Hb[A.
Proliferative diabetic retinopathy occurs when new blood vessels form on the optic disc or another component of the retina.
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.