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

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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