CYSTOID MACULAR EDEMA
The macula makes up the center of vision and is the most critical area for best visual sharpness. When fluid swells the macula, it typically does so in cyst-like patterns; this condition is called cystoid macular edema. Only an eye doctor can recommend the right treatment for someone with cystoid macular edema.
There are many known causes of cystoid macular edema. These include:
- Eye surgery, including cataract surgery and repair of a detached retina
- Age-related macular degeneration
- Blockage in veins of the retina (e.g., retinal vein occlusion)
- Inflammation of the eye
- Injury to the eye
- Side effects of medications
Cystoid macular edema can be asymptomatic (no symptoms). Potential symptoms of cystoid macular edema include blurry or "wavy" vision, usually in the middle of the field of view. Colors might also appear different.
Cystoid macular edema is usually diagnosed in one of three ways: dilated retinal exam, fluorescein angiography, or optical coherence tomography (OCT).
- Dilated retinal exam: Your doctor may be able to diagnose the cystoid macular edema using a special lens to see the macula and identify the cysts.
- Fluorescein angiography: Alternatively, diagnostic testing may be used to diagnose cystoid macular edema. Fluorescein angiography uses a special camera system to see leakage that results from blood vessels and the associated cystoid macular edema.
- Optical coherence tomography (OCT): OCT has become one of the best ways to diagnose and identify cystoid macular edema. OCT is a non-invasive test that uses a special light to create a high-resolution cross-sectional image of the tissues of interest, including the retina.
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