What does DR mean in Physiology?
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What does DR mean?
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Diabetic retinopathy, is retinopathy caused by complications of diabetes, which can eventually lead to blindness. It is an ocular manifestation of diabetes, a systemic disease, which affects up to 80 percent of all patients who have had diabetes for 10 years or more. Despite these intimidating statistics, research indicates that at least 90% of these new cases could be reduced if there was proper and vigilant treatment and monitoring of the eyes. The longer a person has diabetes, the higher his or her chances of developing diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic Retinopathy can be categorised into four main stages: 1. Background 2. Diabetic maculopathy 3. Pre-proliferative 4. Proliferative