Defining Diabetic Macular Edema

Via Peters

Jim Kenney, RPh, MBA: Dr. Anderson, what is diabetic macular edema [DME], and how does it compare to wet AMD [age-related macular degeneration]? Nicholas G. Anderson, MD: Diabetic macular edema is swelling in the macula. Similar to wet macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema is primarily a retinal vascular disease. However, […]

Diabetic Retinopathy in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus

Via Peters

Introduction Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is one of the most common chronic complications of diabetes mellitus (DM). DR is characterized by gradually progressive alterations in the retinal microvasculature, leading to areas of retinal non-perfusion, increased vascular permeability, and pathologic intraocular proliferation of retinal vessels. The complications are associated with macular edema, […]