Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) typically affects people who have had diabetes for a number of years and have had trouble controlling their blood sugar levels.
In its later stages, DME can affect your sight. Typical symptoms include your central vision becoming blurry, straight lines appearing wavy, blind spots, and changes in colour, shape or size of familiar objects.
DME occurs due to physical changes in the back of your eye caused by blood vessels damaged by the effects of diabetes.
There are a number of medical treatments that can help improve your DME, as well as a number of lifestyle changes you can make to help improve your overall health.
Use these resources to help you understand your condition, take action and have better conversations with your doctor.
Understand what DME is and how it can affect your sight
Understand the available treatment options
How to get professional help
What to expect from treatment
Understand where you are and what you need to do
Use our checklists to prepare for appointments
See what most DME patients want to know about
An easy-to-understand guide to the medical terms
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