Non-Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy (NPDR)

Non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy, or NPDR, is a form of diabetic retinopathy. NDPR occurs when diabetes damages small blood vessels within the retina. These vessels start to leak both fluid and blood, gradually causing the retina to thicken or swell. Over time, the swelling, or edema, thickens the retina causing the vision to become blurred.

Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy (PDR)

Another form of diabetic retinopathy is called proliferative diabetic retinopathy, or PDR, which occurs when new and fragile blood vessels grow abnormally from the retina into the vitreous. This can result in bleeding, scarring, and contraction of the vitreous, which may lead to retinal detachment. PDR can cause severe vision problems, and it can even lead to blindness. It must be treated as soon as possible.

Paul S. Bernstein, MD, PhD

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4.6 out of 5

Paul S. Bernstein, MD, PhD, has expertise in age-related macular degeneration with special emphasis on the role of nutrition and environment in its treatment and prevention, inherited retinal and macular dystrophies, and surgical treatment of vitreoretinal disorders such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal detachments. He practices at the John A. M... Read More

Michael P. Teske, MD

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4.8 out of 5

Michael P. Teske is the Director of Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery. Dr. Teske specializes in medical and surgical diseases of the retina and vitreous. His primary surgical interests include retinal detachment, proliferative vitreoretinopathy, diabetic retinopathy, retinopathy of prematurity, epiretinal membranes, macular holes and posterior seg... Read More

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