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Non-Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy (NPDR): Non-Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy (NPDR) is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:
Diabetic Retinopathy (medical condition): Diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease and a leading cause of blindness in American adults. It is caused by changes in the blood vessels of the retina.
Diabetic Retinopathy (medical condition): Retinal eye problems are the more serious eye problem for diabetics. In fact, retinopathy is so common in diabetics that it has its own name: either "diabetic retinopathy" or the worst form "proliferative diabetic retinopathy" (PDR). These are a long-term side effect of diabetes, particularly from long-term high blood sugars, but can also be present at diagnosis, especially for Type 2 diabetes. Retinopathy risks increase the longer you have had diabetes, and are thus uncommon in temporary conditions like gestational diabetes.
Diabetic Retinopathy: This disorder can result from diabetes. It happens when small blood vessels stop feeding the retina... (Source: excerpt from Aging and Your Eyes -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)
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