Peripheral artery disease linked to blindness in type 2

Screening for peripheral artery disease (PAD) in patients with type 2 diabetes is vital, Australian researchers say after showing for the first time that major PAD increases the risk of blindness.

The ADVANCE-ON study of more than 8500 patients also shows different presentations of PAD have a similar impact on the risk of macrovascular events.

In the study 300 patients had lower-extremity ulceration