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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


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Are there any current studies being done for cystoid macular edema ?

Are there any current studies being done for cystoid macular edema ?

Depends. : Depends on the cause. Cme can result most commonly after cataract surgery but can also occur as a result of diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion, exidative macular degeneration, uveitis, and retinitis pigmentosa. Lots of great treatments for any of these causes. ...Read more

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Explain the detection of macular edema?

Explain the detection of macular edema?

Ophthalmoscopy: Swelling of the macular area of the retina is detected through the use of an instrument which both illuminates and magnifies the image of this area, preferrably with pupils dilated. ...Read more

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Can atavastin injections reverse a macular edema?

Can atavastin injections reverse a macular edema?

Commonly: You are thinking of Avastin, (bevacizumab) used for macular edema of various causes with good success - especially diabetic macular edema. It will not help the edema of Central Serous Maculopathy, however. ...Read more

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Explain the method of treatment for macular edema?

Explain the method of treatment for macular edema?

Depends on Cause: The two most common causes of macular edema are from complications of cataract surgery, and from diabetic retinopathy. In the first case, anti-inflammatory agents are used as the first line of treatment. In the second case, laser and/or intravitreal injections are given to stop leakage from retinal blood vessels. Good systemic control of blood sugars, blood pressure and cholesterol help also. ...Read more

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Can topical gentamicin cause macular edema in children?

No: While topical preparations can cause conjunctival or even corneal problems, they would not penetrate enough to have any macular effect. However, it is possible the eye condition that warranted the antibiotics may have some relationship to macular edema. See an ophthalmologist! ...Read more

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What is the likely prognosis of diabetic macular edema if it blur my vision?

What is the likely prognosis of diabetic macular edema if it blur my vision?

Depends: You must see a retina specialist. Diabetic macular edema (dme) is treated with focal laser, intravitreal injections (avastin, lucentis, (ranibizumab) triamcinolone, triescense, ozurdex, etc.), and sometimes vitrectomy surgery. Prognosis depends on severity and duration of untreated disease. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there any definitive treatment for cystoide macular edema?

Yes: First an evaluation to determine cause must be done, then the caused treated. For the edema, itself eyedrops containing steroids and non-steroid anti-inflammtory agents are used. If this fails to work, then injections of anti-vegf agents, such as avastin, (bevacizumab) can be done. See a retinal specialist for this problem. ...Read more

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My doctor says I've got macular edema. What does this mean?

My doctor says I've got macular edema. What does this mean?

Macular edema: This is a swelling of the layers of central retina in your eye. Because light rays are focused on the central retina, any swelling here can blur and threaten vision. The causes of macular edema are best determined by an eye exam and further testing. the treatment depends on the underlying cause ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more