After you have a definitive DME diagnosis, your treating ophthalmologist will assess whether you are eligible for treatment. This may involve performing additional examinations.
Preparation – take all important information with you to your appointment, including
- A list of prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and supplements
- Your medical records (if you have them)
- Your current glasses for reading and/or distance
- Your contact lenses case, if you are asked by your doctor to remove them
Questions you may ask
- Do you need to perform any additional tests?
- If I am not eligible for treatment, what are my other options?
- If I am eligible for treatment, what are my options?
- How frequently is treatment given?
- What might I expect from my treatment?
- What should I tell the other doctors I see?
Questions you may be asked
- Are you experiencing any problems with your vision? How long have you been experiencing them?
- Have you had a recent stroke or heart attack?
- Do you have any other serious conditions, e.g., cancer?
- Do you have glaucoma?