Steroid injections helpful for slowing down diabetes-related complicationsAccording to findings reported in the December issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals, injecting triamcinolone directly into the human eye has the ability to considerably slow down the progression of diabetic retinopathy.

Proliferative diabetic retinopathy is a condition in which new blood vessels are formed on the optic disc or another retina component.

This 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 and involved 840 eyes of 693 participants having macular edema.