What Is Cystoid Macular Edema?

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What is cystoid macular edema?

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Cystoid macular edema (CME) means fluid accumulation in the outer plexiform layer secondary to abnormal perifoveal retinal capillary permeability. It is a painless disorder affecting the central retina or macula. Cystoid macular edema belongs to one type of macular edema, another type of edema is diabetic macular edema (DME). The cause for cystoid macular edema can be described as "DEPRIVEN", which means diabetes, epinepherine, pars planitis, retinitis pigmentosa, Irvine-Gass syndrome, venous occlusion, E2-prostaglandin analogues, and nicotinic acid. Keywords: cystoid macular edema; macular edema+; macular edema
61 year old female.

Diabetic. Under treatment.

Tumor in left eye. Benign.

Treated with radiation plaque left eye. Done at age 59.

Cataract surgery done on left eye. Done at age 61. They thought it was best to wait.

Two months after - cataract surgery was done.Then Cystoid macular edema in left eye. After Cataract was done.
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