Rapid Progression To PDR Attributed To Anemia Associated With Chemotherapy

Brian Mahoney

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This case based presentation focuses on the impact anemia can have on a compromised retinal vasculature, specifically contributing to rapid development of bilateral PDR over a 5 month period. Chemotherapy induced anemia resulted in severely depressed blood counts that parallel the progression to proliferative retinopathy. Pertinent evidence based literature will review the proposed mechanisms and clinical manifestations of these co-existing conditions which result in mixed retinal manifestations or altered rate of progression of diabetic retinopathy. 


Year: 2016

Program Number: GR07a2016

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Room: 205AB