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07-16-2015 | Retinopathy | Book chapter | Article

A basic scientific understanding of diabetic retinopathy

Authors:
Nathaniel Sears, Alex Yuan
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is classified into nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR) and proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR), with the latter identified by the growth of new retinal blood vessels. In this chapter, we will review our current understanding on the pathophysiology of DR. 

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