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What is severe npdr ? What is the next stage ?

What is severe npdr ? Is laser treatment required in this stage ? How severe is this ? What is the next stage ? Can anyone tell me what are the next stages of it ? Can I prevent it ?
Asked On : Wed, 27 Jan 2010
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Non proliferative diabetic retinopathy. It is the early stage of of blood vessels affected in the eye due to diabetes.

It is usually not required. But there shall be string reasons to perform the same. Your Optholomologist can help to take a better decision.
Answered: Mon, 28 Mar 2011
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Hi.. NDPR refers to non proliferative diabetic retinopathy. It is one of the stages in early diabetic retinopathy where there is swelling on the macular region of the oedema. This condition can progress to the next stage which is proliferative retinopathy, if no correction is done.. The correction is mainly controlling the diabetes and no other special treatment.. Surgical treatment such as laser treatment, vitrectomy and others are indicated in proliferative retinopathy.. So you take care of your diabetes and keep your retina monitored by the doctors rrequently, you can prevent the complications and the need for the surgery.. All the best...

Answered: Wed, 27 Jan 2010
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NPDR stands for non proliferative diabetic retinopathy for more details visit

Answered: Thu, 15 Apr 2010
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