Just One More Question About DME (and also DR)!
Diabetic macular edema (DME) is one of the most common causes of vision loss, but it doesn’t have to be. For our new video series, Dr. Frank Siringo answers your most common questions about DME and the related eye disease diabetic retinopathy (DR).
You know how there never seems to be quite enough time to get all of your questions answered during your doctor visits? Well, HealthCentral's "Just One More Question!" video series is here to help! We're asking the top docs in their field to answer all your Qs so you can get a real handle on your condition.
For this edition on diabetic retinopathy (DR) and diabetic macular edema (DME), we asked Frank Siringo, M.D., O.D., chief of vitreoretinal diseases and surgery at Omni Eye Specialists in Denver, to demystify these common complications of diabetes. And while these vision problems can be scary, he wants patients to know that they can be treated and even prevented. We'll let him take it from here.
What Is Diabetic Retinopathy?
Learn how high blood sugar can impact the health of your eyes.
What Are the Symptoms of DR?
You might not have any warning signs of diabetic retinopathy. But if you do, this is how you'll know.
How Is Diabetic Retinopathy Treated?
Treatments for diabetic retinopathy range from routine monitoring to laser therapy.
What Is DME?
Get the basics on diabetic macular edema, a potentially vision-threatening complication of diabetes.
What Are the Symptoms of DME?
Persistent blurriness, for one. This is how to spot the signs of diabetic macular edema.
How Is DME Diagnosed?
Get the details on how doctors confirm that a patient has diabetic macular edema.
How Is DME Treated?
Diabetic macular edema can be serious, but there very effective treatment options that can prevent permanent vision loss.
What Are Eye Injections Really Like?
Deeeep breath. This treatment isn't as stressful as you may think.
What Are the Risks of Eye Injections?
Anti-VEGF injections are highly effective medications, but as with all drugs, there are some potential (though uncommon) complications.
Can Vision Loss from DME Be Reversed?
With early diagnosis and treatment, some patients with DME can improve the quality of their vision.
How Can I Prevent DR and DME?
Stay on top of your blood-sugar levels, and your eye health will benefit, too.
How Will DME Affect My Daily Life?
There can be significant impacts on your routine when you have diabetic macular degeneration.
Can DME Be Cured?
Treatment for diabetic macular edema is highly effective. Learn what's possible.
What DME Treatment Advances are You Most Excited About?
There's good reason to be hopeful about the future if you have diabetic macular edema.