US researchers report that montelukast inhibits changes in diabetic retinopathy in early-stage mice. People with diabetic macular edema but good eyesight did not benefit from the onset of treatment before vision loss developed. Delaying treatment in such cases
Recent studies have shown that one type of asthma medication is effective in the treatment of diabetic eye diseases. Diabetics suffer from the problem of corneal damage called diabetic retinopathy.
Faculty of Medicine from Case Western Reserve University and the University hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital concluded that the drug may be helpful for the treatment of asthma preventing early alterations or stages of diabetic montelukast retinopathy.
In an article on diabetes, scientists reported how the diabetes mice were medicated and the diabetic retinal pathology was measured. However, a controlled group of diabetic mice did not receive any medications.
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The authors said that after nine months the retina of the mice, which were given no medication, began to deteriorate, especially compared to the rats that were given montelukast.
Scientists said montelukast stopped diabetes-induced capillary and neuronal breakdown. Therefore, it should be considered as a diabetes prevention strategy or intervention strategy.
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Ways To Avoid Diabetic Retinopathy
If you have diabetes you should have your eyes checked by the doctor every six months or every year. Here are some simple tips / solutions to help reduce the risk of diabetic retinopathy (which can help you with prevention).
- To protect yourself from diabetic retinopathy, keep your weight under control
- Take a nutritious diet daily
- Exercising daily and increasing your weight may increase the risk of diabetes and diabetic retinopathy ,
- To prevent diabetic retinopathy, you need to keep blood sugar levels under control, as this can lead to vision problems.
Even diabetes patients need to keep their blood pressure under control. Because hypertension is also a major cause of diabetic retinopathy. Keep your blood pressure under control through a healthy, balanced diet and yoga.
Quit the smoking habit as soon as possible, as smoking can exacerbate the situation (retinopathy). To avoid such situations, you should give up your habit of smoking as soon as possible.
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Written by: Tavishi Dogra
Source: Onlymyhealth Editorial Team 2019