Short little article about a study out of Michigan State University about a new finding about how certain lipids may help prevent diabetic retinopathy.
Diabetic Retinopathy is a condition that develops in people with type 1 or 2 diabetics where the diabetes causes damage to the tiny blood vessels in their retina. It begins slowly but it can, if left untreated, eventually cause blindness.
This study found that there are some kinds of lipids in your retina that may help prevent the leakage cause by DR. These fats were previously thought to exist only on your skin, but this study shows that they exist in your eye too.
For more info on Diabetic Retinopathy, Medscape has a pretty good article on the symptoms and treatments.