Cystoid Macular Edema

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Cystoid Macular Edema

Diseases of the Retina / Vitreous: Cystoid Macular Edema

What is Cystoid Macular Edema?

Diagram of the human eye

Cystoid Macular Edema is a painless disorder that affects the retina. The retina is the light-sensitive layer of tissue that lines the back wall of the eye and is responsible for vision. When this condition occurs, swelling develops in the macula, which is the central portion of the retina critical for seeing fine details clearly. These swollen areas fill with fluid, causing the macula to thicken.

Learn more about Cystoid Macular Edema (CME) by clicking on the + to the left of each heading.

What causes Cystoid Macular Edema?
What are the Symptoms of Cystoid Macular Edema?
How is Cystoid Macular Edema Detected
What are the Treatment Options?
What You Can Do to Protect Your Vision
Making the Most of Your Remaining Vision