What is the Treatment for Cystoid Macular Edema?

Q:
What is the treatment for cystoid macular edema?

A:
Cystoid macular edema is an eye disorder that affects your center retina or macula. Macula makes up the center of vision and is the most important area for better vision.

For people with the disease, fluids swell in their macula, which causes retinal swelling or edema.

Symptoms

Cystoid macular edema may be asymptomatic. Potential symptoms may be a blurry vision. If you have the symptoms, you need to see the doctor and check if you really have the disease.

Causes

There are many known causes of cystoid macular edema.

  • Eye surgery
  • Diabetes
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Retinal vein occlusion
  • Eye inflammation
  • Eye injury
  • Side effects caused by certain medicines

Treatment

Since cystoid macular edema has many causes, treatment method also varies.

If you have the above-described symptoms, go to the doctor and receive proper treatments.

Usually, retinal inflammation is treated with anti-inflammatory medications such as corticosteroids. Also, eye drops may be prescribed.

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