• Cataract surgery may worsen DME while improving visual acuity

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Patients with actively treated diabetic macular edema who undergo cataract surgery may experience worsening DME that does not immediately affect best corrected visual acuity.
    Researchers published these findings in the American Journal of Ophthalmology.
    “The visual loss associated with DME is due to the accumulation and exudation of extracellular fluid within the macula secondary to increased vascular impermeability,” Matthew Starr, MD, Wills Eye Hospital, and colleagues wrote. “When patients with DME develop visually significant cataracts, a relevant question is whether
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