Macular edema is caused by leakage of fluid from blood vessels in the central retina, known as the macula. Risk factors for macular edema include diabetes, vascular occlusion, inflammation, and previous eye surgery. The most common symptom of a macular edema is blurring of central vision. This loss of vision may progress slowly and go unnoticed when it occurs in only one eye.
Retina Care Consultants, P.A., is specialized in managing macular edema. If you experience the symptoms mentioned above, consider having a dilated eye examination with an ophthalmologist. This exam may involve photographs or other specialized imaging tests of the retina. There are effective treatments for macular edema, so don’t delay your evaluation.
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