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What are the stages of diabetic retinopathy?

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Stage 1: Mild nonproliferative retinopathy

Stage 2: Moderate nonproliferative retinopathy

Stage 3: Severe nonproliferative retinopathy

Stage 4: Proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR)

SOURCES:

National Eye Institute: “Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease.”

National Health Service: “Diabetic Retinopathy.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “What Is Diabetic Retinopathy?”

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on June 23, 2021

SOURCES:

National Eye Institute: “Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease.”

National Health Service: “Diabetic Retinopathy.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “What Is Diabetic Retinopathy?”

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on June 23, 2021

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