Diabetic Macular Edema: Diabetic patients often develop swelling in the center of the retina, or macula. This causes blurred vision and distortion. With treatment these changes can be reversed early in the disease, but later the vision loss is often permanent. Patients with diabetes can develop diabetic macular edema with any stage of diabetic retinopathy.
It is critical that diabetic retinopathy be detected early and treated aggressively to preserve vision. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you should see an eye doctor at least once a year. If you have diabetic macualr edema you should be seen by a surgical retina specialist to discuss all your treatment options.
If you have diabetes or are experiencing any symptoms of diabetic retinopathy, we encourage you to contact us today to schedule a consultation.