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Cystoid Macular Oedema ( CME)

Cystoid macular oedema (CME), or swelling of the macula, at the back of the eye typically occurs as a result of disease, injury or occasionally eye surgery. Fluid collects within the layers of the macula, causing blurred, distorted central vision.  CME rarely causes a permanent loss of vision, but the recovery is often a slow, gradual process.  The majority of patients recover in 2 to 15 months.  


Signs and Symptoms


Blurred central vision

Distorted vision (straight lines may appear wavy)

Vision is tinted pink

Light sensitivity




The first line of treatment for CME is usually anti-inflammatory drops.  In certain cases, medication is injected near the back of the eye for a more concentrated effect.  Oral medications are sometimes prescribed to reduce the swelling.