Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
Diabetic macular edema is a common complication of diabetes. This diabetic eye disease is the swelling of the center of your vision. Blood vessels become leaky as they lose the outer protective cells due to diabetes. This causes retina to become swollen around the center of the vision which eventually leads to loss of vision. Other symptoms of diabetic macular edema may include:
- Images directly in front of you appear blurry or wavy
- Colors seem “washed out”
Early diabetic macular edema doesn’t always cause symptoms. This is another reason why you should have a comprehensive diabetic eye exam and receive treatment if needed.
DME is treated with injections of medicines in your eye once a month until your doctor determines otherwise. Laser edema treatment is an adjunct treatment. With early detection, progression and long-term damage of DME may be possible.
Contact our Auburn and Dothan Offices at (334) 521-0041 or our Columbus Office at (706) 221-9702 for a comprehensive diabetic eye exam and management of your retinal needs.