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Macular Edema

Fluid accumulation in the outer layer of the MACULA LUTEA that results from intraocular or systemic insults. It may develop in a diffuse pattern where the macula appears thickened or it may acquire the characteristic petaloid appearance referred to as cystoid macular edema. Although macular edema may be associated with various underlying conditions, it is most commonly seen following intraocular surgery, venous occlusive disease, DIABETIC RETINOPATHY, and posterior segment inflammatory disease. (From Survey of Ophthalmology 2004; 49(5) 470-90)

Year introduced: 1984

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Tree Number(s): C11.768.585.439.245

MeSH Unique ID: D008269

Entry Terms:

  • Edema, Macular
  • Irvine-Gass Syndrome
  • Irvine Gass Syndrome
  • Syndrome, Irvine-Gass
  • Cystoid Macular Edema, Postoperative
  • Macular Edema, Cystoid
  • Edema, Cystoid Macular
  • Cystoid Macular Dystrophy
  • Macular Dystrophy, Dominant Cystoid
  • Central Retinal Edema, Cystoid
  • Cystoid Macular Edema

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