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It sounds like you are suffering from CME. This happens after cataract surgery sometimes. The first line of treatment is eye drops.
The use of the drops can go on for a couple of months. If edema is still present, either on clinical exam or with fluorescein angiogram with attendant decreased vision, then an injection of steroids can be given behind the eyeball.
If this doesn't work, an injection of steroids inside the eyeball can be given and, possibly, laser treatment.
What is the take home message from all of this? The vast majority of cystoid macular edema secondary to cataract surgery resolves with little or no treatment.
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Does this make sense to you? Do you have any questions or comments?
using the prednisone drops 4x/day is the standard dose.
why don't they just give me a shot i have been suffering with this since the 31st of march
Only very rarely is this condition severe enough to refer to a retina specialist.
and remenber i only have one eye
that is where he refered me
Because the shot comes with side effects.....nothing in life is free. If things can improve with the drops alone, and the statistics say that it will, then why take the risk of severe steroid induced glaucoma, bleeding, damage to the eyeball etc. that comes with the shot?
especially with just one eye.
I am a retina specialist and the stepwise treatments I outlined above is how I approach most cases of post cataract surgery CME
ok well i will take the drops for 5 weeks more and then see the surgeon
Or ask your retina doc....in the long run, I believe you will be OK. It sounds like you are in very good hands.
Try not to worry :)
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he says the same thing lets see if the drops work
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