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This National Diabetes Month, there is some good news for people with eye complications from diabetes.

Posted on Nov 19, 2015
Animation of abnormal blood vessels bleeding into the center of the eye due to proliferative diabetic retinopathy. Photo credit: National Eye Institute. Watch video.

A clinical trial funded by the National Institutes of Health has found that the drug ranibizumab (Lucentis) is highly effective in treating proliferative diabetic retinopathy.

Posted on Nov 13, 2015
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