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After 9 years of tight blood pressure control, patients with type 2 diabetes had a 34% reduction in retinopathy progression and a 47% reduction in risk of visual acuity deterioration by three lines, when they had a 10/5 mmHg reduction in blood pressure.

Turner R, Holman R, Stratton I, Cull C, et al. Tight Blood Pressure Control and Risk of Macrovascular and Microvascular Complications in Type 2 Diabetes. BMJ. 1998; 317(7160): 703-13. http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/317/7160/703

Reference

Title
Tight Blood Pressure Control and Risk of Macrovascular and Microvascular Complications in Type 2 Diabetes
Publication
BMJ
Publication Date
1998
Authors
Turner R, Holman R, Stratton I, Cull C, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 317, Issue 7160
Pages
703-13
URL
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