Comparative-Effectiveness Study Confirms New Treatment for Diabetic Macular Edema – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. A condition called macular edema damages the small blood vessels in the eye’s light-sensitive tissue, called the retina. Dr. Neil Bressler from the Wilmer Eye Institute, at Johns Hopkins University explains.
Bressler: People who have macular edema from diabetes actually have developed some damage to the blood vessels that are lining the back part of the eye. The damage leads to fluid leaking in the retinal tissue, which then swells and with that swelling, very often you can have vision loss.
Balintfy: New research is showing that eye injections of a medication, often in combination with laser treatment, result in better vision than laser treatment alone. For details, visit www.nei.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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