Researchers from Texas University (Galveston Medical Branch) have discovered that Metformin, a drug used to treat diabetes, could help control inflammation in uveitis.
The researchers found that in laboratory rat and cell culture experiments, Metformin substantially reduced uveitis.
Even more excitingly, they found Metformin also prevented uveitis developing in rats. It seems that Metformin may have both preventive and therapeutic effects. In short, Metformin inhibits the processes that cause inflammation.
This drug is already licensed and available for diabetes – it surely should not take too long for it to be trialed on uveitis?
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