Comparative-Effectiveness Study Confirms New Treatment for Diabetic Macular Edema – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. A recent study involving 52 clinical sites has found a new treatment for a condition called diabetic macular edema. Dr. Neil Bressler from the Wilmer Eye Institute, at Johns Hopkins University says the results of this study likely will have a major impact on how ophthalmologists treat macular edema in people with diabetes.
Bressler: This is the first time in 25 years that we have definitive proof that a new treatment can likely lead to even better results, and this is very important because diabetes is not only common, but unfortunately it’s growing in its prevalence.
Balintfy: For more about Diabetic Macular Edema, this study and eye-health research, 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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