Intensive therapy improves type 2 eye health

Intensive therapy to lower blood sugar levels more than halves the risk of diabetic retinopathy in type 2, a US study has found.

“This study sends a powerful message to people with type 2 diabetes who worry about losing vision,” says lead author Dr Emily Chew of the Washington-based National Eye Institute.

The findings come from an analysis of the ACCORD study, which looked at cardiovascular outcomes in 1300 type 2