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    Despite improvements in the medical management of patients with diabetes, as well as improved surgical and laser techniques to treat diabetic retinopathy, visual loss related to diabetes remains a major healthcare problem. Understanding the mechanism of diabetic retinopathy may be important in order to develop new treatments. Adamis outlines the case for diabetic retinopathy having a prominent inflammatory component. He cautions that much work is yet to be done but makes a strong case for inflammation playing a major part in the vast changes related to diabetes. Anti-inflammatory drug testing in human diabetic retinopathy is already under way.

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