New Treatment Options for Diabetic Macular Edema
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
ASRS member Neil Bressler, MD, Co-Chair of Retina 20/20, is featured in a video from the National Eye Institute on diabetic macular edema that includes details about the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network’s recent breakthrough research on injections of medications into the middle cavity of the eye. The research indicates that injections of a drug designed to stop abnormal factors (produced in the eye of some people with diabetes) from damaging the eye, often in combination with laser treatment, result in better vision than laser treatment alone for diabetes-associated swelling of the retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye.
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