Injectable steroids may do the trick for slowing down diabetes-related complicationsProgression of diabetic retinopathy, a complication of diabetes that can result in loss of vision and blindness, can be delayed by injecting triamcinolone, the corticosteroid, directly into the eye.

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

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