Help with Diabetic Macular Edema from Maryland Ophthalmologists

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on December 1, 2017

Have you been experiencing blurry vision, double vision or floaters? If so, you may have diabetic macular edema, a condition related to both Types I and Type II diabetes. This problem is very serious, and if left untreated it can eventually lead to blindness. If you’d like to protect your vision for life, it’s time to get in touch with your Maryland ophthalmologists and make a better plan today.

Because diabetic macular edema is such a serious condition and can cause blindness, it’s a very time-sensitive issue. If you have or suspect you may have, DME, there’s no time to lose. Your ophthalmologist will diagnose your condition, determine what type of DME it is, and make a treatment plan that includes surgery or other management techniques.

What Causes Diabetic Macular Edema?

There are two main types of diabetic macular edema: Focal DME, due to problems in the blood vessels in the eye, and Diffuse DME, which is a result of capillaries (tiny blood vessels) all over the eye-widening and swelling. Either type can put pressure on the retina, which is the part of the eye responsible for translating the focused light from the lens and sending it to the brain for processing. When the retina doesn’t work due to this pressure, blindness can occur.

How Can an Ophthalmologist Help?

Your ophthalmologist, working either alone or with your referring physician, will diagnose the issue or determine if surgery is necessary. Surgery relieves pressure from fluid buildup and can reduce the symptoms of DME.

Your Maryland Specialists for Diabetic Macular Edema

If you would like to learn more about how to address diabetic macular edema and improve and protect your vision for life, please get in touch with us at Elman Retina Group. You can call us at (410) 686-3000 for our Rosedale location, 410-553-9094 to reach us in Glen Burnie and 410-653-0084 for our Pikesville office. You can also get in touch with us through our website, but whatever medium you choose, please don’t wait any longer, contact us today! We look forward to helping you find the best possible vision today!