Diabetic Macular Edema
Diabetic macular edema (DME) is a diabetic complication caused by the accumulation of fluid in the macula. The macula is found at the back of the eye, on the retina and consists of photoreceptors, which are responsible for the perception of light. Over the course of illness, diabetic patients may experience a complication known as diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is characterized by damaged blood vessels in the eye, and escape of fluid from the blood vessels. Accumulation of fluid in the macula leads to blurry vision
If you are diabetic and suffer from any of the symptoms mentioned above, please contact NMC EyeCare for a complete visual examination.