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Halting synthesis of sugar alcohol in the eye in early NIDDM might prevent retinopathy

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Inhibiting an enzyme in early non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) may prevent irreversible blindness from diabetic retinopathy if results from a cross sectional study are confirmed.

The study investigated a possible link between diabetic retinopathy and aldose reductase (AR) in red blood cells in patients with NIDDM. Diabetic retinopathy …

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