diabetic macular edema


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diabetic macular edema

Swelling of the retina resulting from leakage of fluids from damaged blood vessels in the eye. It is a major cause of visual loss in diabetics, and is related to poor control of blood glucose.
See also: edema
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In conclusion, our study suggests that inhibition of VEGF by intravitreal bevacizumab injection results in significant improvement in BCVA and reduction in central macular thickness to produce a clinically meaningful and statistically significant benefit in patients with diabetic macular edema, who had already received macular laser photocoagulation; this beneficial effect was shown to persist for up to three months.
Diabetic retinopathy, including diabetic macular edema is the leading cause of visual impairment and blindness in the working age population and represents a large and growing medical need that is not adequately addressed by current treatment approaches.
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The Food and Drug Administration has approved ranibizumab for treatment of diabetic macular edema.
A promising new drug therapy used to treat abnormal swelling in the eye -- a condition called diabetic macular edema -- proved less effective than traditional laser treatments in a study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Recently I was evaluated by VA medical center staff, who informed me I have diabetic macular edema, with retinopathy associated with my diabetes mellitus type II.