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Supporting patients with Diabetic Macular Edema

Why me?

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.

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Why me?

How will DME affect my sight?

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.

2

How will DME affect my sight?

What’s going on inside my eye?

DME occurs due to physical changes in the back of your eye caused by blood vessels damaged by the effects of diabetes.

3

What’s going on inside my eye?

Are there any treatments?

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.

4

Are there any treatments?

5

What can I do to help?

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

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  • Personalized DME management
  • Treatment plans
  • Goal setting and progress tracking
  • Appointment reminders
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Key patient resources

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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