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How to Keep Diabetic Macular Edema from Progressing


If you have a form of diabetic eye disease like DR but haven’t yet started DME treatment, you might want to discuss prophylactic therapy with your eye doctor, Dr. Eichenbaum says. Fortunately, today’s treatments, which include anti–vascular endothelial growth factor (Anti-VEGF) injections, steroid implants, and/or laser treatments, are relatively painless. “Treatments for disease that is not yet affecting your vision can be beneficial, especially if you’ve lost vision in one of your eyes with diabetic eye disease and you want to protect your vision in the second eye, which hasn’t developed DME yet,” he says.


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