Types of Retinopathy


There are various levels of retinal damage, all are called some type of "diabetic retinopathy". Initially, there is no noticable vision problems, then it degrades somewhat, and finally may end in total blindness. The types of retinopathy include: Background retinopathy, also called "non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy" (NPDR), which is usually minimal visual impairment, unless it leads to macular edema, or progresses to proliferative retinopathy. Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy (PDR) is also called just "proliferative retinopathy" and is the most serious type that can seriously impair vision.

Types list: The list of types of Retinopathy mentioned in various sources includes:

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