Diabetic complications can be treated with injectable steroidsProgression of a complication of diabetes, diabetic retinopathy, could be slowed down by injecting Triamcinolone (corticosteroid) directly into the eye, as per a study.

This finding was disclosed after a study was conducted by Neil M. Bressler, M.D., of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, and colleagues in the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network conducted and involved 840 eyes of 693 participants having macular edema.

The finding appeared in the December issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.