May 2008
Volume 49, Issue 13
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   May 2008
Diabetic Macular Edema Decrease by OCT After Dialysis
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • L. Akduman
    Ophthalmology, Saint Louis University Eye Institute, St Louis, Missouri
  • P. Chiranand
    Ophthalmology, Saint Louis University Eye Institute, St Louis, Missouri
  • C. Smith
    Family Medicine, SSM St. Charles Clinic Medical Group, Warrenton, Missouri
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships  L. Akduman, None; P. Chiranand, None; C. Smith, None.
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science May 2008, Vol.49, 3463. doi:
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To report a case of a 53-year-old diabetic woman with significantdecrease in macular edema shown by optical coherence tomography(OCT) after undergoing renal dialysis for fluid overload.


OCT was used to measure macular edema.


The patient's retinal edema decreased at the fovea of her righteye from 473 microns to 168 microns measured by OCT after a2 month interval. During that interval, the patient had receiveddialysis for fluid overload. Visual acuity improved from 20/400to 20/50 correlating with the OCT findings.


Systemic fluid retention has been known to cause macular edemain patients with known retinal disease. OCT has clearly beenable to show that in this case.  


Keywords: edema • macula/fovea • diabetic retinopathy 

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