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J. Schartman, D.A. Quillen, K. Passantino, D. Antonetti, T.W. Gardner; Angiographic Cystoid Macular Edema in Patients With Clinically Significant Diabetic Macular Edema . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2006;47(13):1004.
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To determine the prevalence of angiographic cystoid macular edema (CME) in patients with clinically significant diabetic macular edema (CSME) and investigate the impact of CME on visual acuity.
Retrospective review of the medical and photographic records of patients undergoing fluorescein angiography following the diagnosis of CSME in the Penn State Department of Ophthalmology.
The medical and photographic records of 278 patients with CSME were evaluated. Angiographic CME was detected in 43% of eyes with CSME. Patients with CME were 2.31 times more likely to have reduced visual acuity compared to patients without CME (p–value < 0.0001). The role of cataract surgery in these patients was not statistically significant.
Angiographic CME is commonly present in patients with CSME. The presence of CME is associated with reduced visual acuity compared to patients without CME.
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