A 40-year-old female asked:
If you have to have treatment for diabetic macula edema, do you have to have this for the rest of your life, in order to prevent blindness?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Bennett Machanicanswered
Neurology 54 years experience
Cases of diabetes vary widely, and treatment is geared to prevent complications and control the illness. Likewise, the outcomes of macular edema vary widely. Strongly urge ongoing followup with an endocrinologist and ophthalmologist indefinitely.
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Answered Jul 10, 2022
Last updated Jul 10, 2022
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