Macular Edema VS Macular Degeneration

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    USA (United States of America)

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    32

  • Gender:

    Female

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Question

 

 

 

Hi,

I am recently diagnosed with macular edema. What is the difference between macular degeneration and macular edema?

Thanks

 

Answer

 

 

 

Thanks for your question

I am sorry to hear that. Macular edema is a condition in which fluids are accumulated in retinal layers and the thickness of retina increase.

By OCT,the normal thickness of retinal is around 150 Microns while in macular edema it can reach to 600 microns. There are many causes of macular edema such as diabetic retinopathy and central retinal vein occlusion.

In macular degeneration,there is no accumulation of fluid but there is degeneration and loss of retina outer layers and by OCT, the retina can be thinner than normal.

For more information about types of macular degeneration and how to slow the progression of macular degeneration, please click here

Retinal edema

Whats the difference between retinal edema and macular edema?

And can retinal edema be treated and cured.

Thanks for your Question

Macula is part of the retina so macular edema is part of retinal edema. Macula is the central area of the macula that is responsible for central vision. we have to find the cause od edema to treat it. most of the causes of macular edema is treatable.

 

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