Explain the method of treatment for macular edema?

Laser welds, retina. The eye surgeon uses a laser to target tiny areas of fluid leakage around the macula. This essentially 'welds' the leaks shut and stops fluid from causing 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.

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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...

I have macular edema in my right eye. What treatments are available and recommended?

Various. Macular edema, the leakage of fluid from the central vasculature in the retina, occurs from various cause but three in particular: wet macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and central serous maculopathy. Treatment is different for each of these and should be discussed with your retinal surgeon. It may include injections, laser, interventive surgery or in some cases watchful waiting. Read more...
See your eye doctor. Macular edema can arise from several conditions, including eye surgery, diabetes, and any retinal disease that can lead to leaking blood vessels. In short, water leaks out of the vessels into the surrounding retina, causing decreased vision. Depending on the cause, it can be treated with medication, laser and certain surgeries. Ita can also resolve over time. Speak with your eye doctor. Read more...