CYSTOID MACULAR EDEMA

  • In a patient with anterior uveitis, Cystoid macular edema (CME) is the cause of decrease in vision due to posterior segment involvement
  • Fundus fluorescein angiography done in a patient following cataract surgery shows a flower petal pattern is diagnosed to have Cystoid macular edema
  • In patient with anterior uveitis, decrease in vision due to involvement of posterior segment can occur because of Cystoid macular edema (CME)
  • Leaving the capsule behind in cataract surgery is advantageous because it Prevents cystoid macular edema
  • & Decreases endothelial damage
  • In cystoid macular edema fluid collects in the macular region at the level of Outer plexiform layer
  • In cystoid macular edema, basic defect is Breakdown of inner blood retinal barrier
  • Cystoid macular edema develops commonly after Intracapsular lens exraction
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