Diseases of the Retina / Vitreous: Cystoid Macular Edema
What is Cystoid Macular Edema?
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.
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