• Can CME be diagnosed without testing like fluorescein angiography?


    Question:

    Can CME be diagnosed without any testing such as fluorescein angiography?


    Answer:

    Cystoid macular edema (CME) can be diagnosed through a standard dilated examination without special imaging like fluorescein angiography. But imaging is extremely helpful in giving us the correct diagnosis. Imaging helps us see mild, difficult to visualize cases of CME, and also gives us helpful information about its cause.

    It can also help rule out other conditions that look like CME with an examination alone. This may be important when deciding on the best treatment.


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