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Impact to vision

As DME progresses and the macula becomes more swollen and damaged, you may experience a number of visual symptoms

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None
Severe

Blurred vision

Blurred vision can make it difficult to see sharp details, both up close and from a distance.

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None
Severe

Blind spots

Blind spots may appear in parts of the visual field.

Distorted linesDistorted linesDistorted linesDistorted linesDistorted lines
None
Severe

Distorted lines

Straight lines may appear wavy or fractured in parts of the visual field.

Faded coloursFaded colours
None
Severe

Faded colours

Colours may look “washed out” or faded.

Key patient resources

Understand where you are and what you need to do

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