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.
What does PDR stand for?
PDR stands for Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy
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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.
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.
A modeled economic analysis of a digital tele-ophthalmology system as used by three federal health care agencies for detecting proliferative diabetic retinopathy.