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What is proliferative diabetic retinopathy?
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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
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In brief: New vessel growth
The main risk factors for causing pdr are having diabetes for longer than 10 years and poor blood sugar control.
Pdr results when retinal blood vessels begin to grow abnormally in response to poor retinal circulation. The new vessels are fragile and bleed easily and bleeding is the main cause of vision loss in pdr. Treatments include laser, vitrectomy surgery, and intravitreal injections.

In brief: New vessel growth
The main risk factors for causing pdr are having diabetes for longer than 10 years and poor blood sugar control.
Pdr results when retinal blood vessels begin to grow abnormally in response to poor retinal circulation. The new vessels are fragile and bleed easily and bleeding is the main cause of vision loss in pdr. Treatments include laser, vitrectomy surgery, and intravitreal injections.
Dr. Bernard Godley
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Dr. Amish Purohit
Ophthalmology
In brief: Blood vessel growth
Proliferation retinopathy refers to the growth of abnormal blood vessels as a result of loss of blood flow to the retina which can occur if advanced diabetes.
That retina releases a chemical called vegf that causes new vessels to grow which can bleed scar and detach the retina.

In brief: Blood vessel growth
Proliferation retinopathy refers to the growth of abnormal blood vessels as a result of loss of blood flow to the retina which can occur if advanced diabetes.
That retina releases a chemical called vegf that causes new vessels to grow which can bleed scar and detach the retina.
Dr. Amish Purohit
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Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology
In brief: Neovascularization
It means new blood vessels.
So if the person has nv, its considered proliferative...

In brief: Neovascularization
It means new blood vessels.
So if the person has nv, its considered proliferative...
Dr. Benjamin Chun
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Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology
In brief: Leads to blindness
Diabetic retinopathy can be divided in two types non-proliferative or proliferative.
Non-proliferative can become proliferative if glucose levels (hemoglobin a1c), blood pressure, cholesterol, and lipids are not controlled. Macular edema can be present in any type. Laser photocougulation or ocular injections are performed for the proliferative type, and macular edema to prevent severe vison loss.

In brief: Leads to blindness
Diabetic retinopathy can be divided in two types non-proliferative or proliferative.
Non-proliferative can become proliferative if glucose levels (hemoglobin a1c), blood pressure, cholesterol, and lipids are not controlled. Macular edema can be present in any type. Laser photocougulation or ocular injections are performed for the proliferative type, and macular edema to prevent severe vison loss.
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