Blurry vision, a symptom of Diabetic retinopathy, can be an indication to diabetes. It can often lead to loss of vision if left untreated. Dr. Mahipal Sachdev, said this at a free diabetic eye screening camp in the capital in New Delhi, India.
Diabetic retinopathy is a very common but serious eye related complication. Though it can effect any diabetic patient easily, but almost all person with type 1 diabetes show some symptoms of diabetic retinopathy usually after about 20 years of living with diabetes.
A team of researchers at the Jules Stein Eye Institute and other of their counterparts in the USA, have found that the rosiglitazone (Avandia) treated diabetes patients are less likely to develop proliferative diabetic retinopathy. The researchers have tested the records of nearly 124 patients treated with rosiglitazone and compared them with records of 158 patients with diabetes not treated with the thiazolidinedione.
Diabetic Retinopathy can increase the chances of heart problems among the diabetes patients, found researchers. The disease, which affects roughly half of diabetics in the U.S., is caused by damage to the blood vessels in the back of the eye. Researchers from the University of Melbourne in Australia reported the study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.