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Diabetic blindness could be reversed with eye injection according to an article in the Telegraph, the first new treatment for people with proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) in 40 years. Researchers said that injections of the drug ranibizumab improved sight when compared to traditional treatments and prevented further deterioration. PDR is a leading cause of vision loss in patients with diabetes and the standard treatment has been laser surgery which can result in loss of peripheral vision and difficult seeing at night.

The new treatment allowed patients to keep their peripheral vision while improving central sight. Within 20 years of diagnosis nearly all people with Type 1 and almost two thirds of people with Type 2 diabetes (60 per cent) have some degree of eye disorder.

The new research was presented at the American Academy of Opthalmology. See the full article here: http://bit.ly/Eye-Injection

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