American Diabetes Association

First drug approved to treat eye disease affecting diabetics
Health Robin Frank 10/07/2012 at 12:35AM

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first ever drug to treat a sight-threatening condition called diabetic macular edema, or DME. Everyone who has diabetes is at risk of developing the disease, which causes blurred vision, severe vision loss and sometimes blindness. The drug, Lucentis, is administered once a month via injection. “Lucentis represents [...]