Researchers find new way to treat diabetic blindness


Laser-sealing eye blood vessels can save central vision, but this often sacrifices peripheral and night vision.

US researchers said they have found a new way to restore the eyesight in patients who have a blinding eye disease caused by diabetes.

The key is to block a second blood vessel growth protein, along with one that is already well-known, when it comes to treating and preventing diabetic retinopathy, the most common diabetic eye disease, they reported in the US journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Xinhua news agency reported.

Diabetic retinopathy occurs when the normal blood vessels in the eye are replaced over time with abnormal, fragile blood vessels that leak fluid or bleed into the eye, damaging the light- sensitive retina and causing blindness............click for more

 

Source: Khaleej Times


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