Diabetic Macular Edema

Macular degeneration occurs when the macula — the central part of the retina that ensures that our vision is clear and sharp — starts to fail, causing a loss of central vision. People with Diabetes can develop this condition due to damage to the blood vessels in the eyes from high blood sugar levels. This will cause small protrusions and leaking of blood and fluids into the macula, resulting in swelling of the macula and eventual loss of central vision.

To learn more about DME, feel free to download an informational brochure located above.