Can statin treatment reduce the risk of diabetic eye disease?

Posted by Medivizor on Sep 16, 2020 in Diabetes mellitus |

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In a nutshell

This study examined the role of statin (cholesterol-lowering) therapy in lowering the risk of diabetic eye disease and sight-threatening complications of diabetes. They found that patients taking a statins were less likely to suffer from advanced diabetic eye disease than those not taking a statin.  

Some background

Diabetes affects the blood vessels in the eye. This can…

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