(800) 503-9363
OPHTHALMOLOGY SPECIALIST
OPHTHALMOLOGY SPECIALIST
nynjeye.com
nynjeye.com
nynjeye.com
Care Credit Financing
Post Read Testimonials
Educational Multimedia
Submit Exam Registration
Submit Medical History
Dry Eye Evaluation
Evaluate Your Visit
 
 
Cystoid Macular Edema
Cystoid macular edema (CME), or swelling of the macula, typically occurs as a result of disease, injury or more rarely, eye surgery. Fluid collects within the layers of the macula, causing blurred, distorted central vision. CME rarely causes a permanent loss of vision, but the recovery is often a slow, gradual process. The majority of patients recover in 2 to 15 months. In this retinal photograph, the swelling is the yellowish spots (arrow) in the macula.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
•Blurred central vision
•Distorted vision (straight lines may appear wavy)
•Vision is tinted pink
•Light sensitivity
DETECTION AND DIAGNOSIS
It is very difficult to detect CME during a routine examination. A diagnosis is often based on the symptoms of the patient and a special dye test called a fluorescein angiogram (FA).

TREATMENT
The first line of treatment for CME is usually anti-inflammatory drops. In certain cases, medication is injected near the back of the eye for a more concentrated effect. Oral medications are sometimes prescribed to reduce the swelling.

 
 
Clifton 1033 Route 46 East Suite AG01 Clifton, NJ 07013 Phone: (973) 472-3937 Fax: (973) 472-3938
Middletown 75 Crystal Run Rd Suite 102 Middletown, NY 10941 Phone: (845) 692-7066 Fax: (845) 692-5256
Orangeburg 99 Dutch Hill Plaza Orangeburg, NY 10962 Phone: (845) 359-7272 Fax: (845) 359-7388

© 2018 All content is the property of New York Eye Institute ™ & assoc. vendors. | DISCLAIMER | HIPAA | SiteMap
Website Powered and Developed by EyeVertise.com