A Typical DME Treatment Journey

Discovering you have diabetic macular edema (DME) can lead to a whirlwind of feelings and emotions. However, understanding what lies ahead in your treatment journey can offer you clarity and empowerment to not only regain control over your vision but also your life. While every DME journey is different, there are typical phases or milestones […]

Gift Ideas for Loved Ones with Low Vision

Choosing the perfect gift for someone is always a fulfilling experience, but it can also present unique challenges, especially when the recipient has low vision. With a little consideration and a touch of creativity, you can find a gift for a loved one with low vision that will truly make an impact. By thinking through […]

En qué consisten los 3 tipos de tratamiento para el EMD

Being diagnosed with diabetic macular edema (DME) can leave you feeling stressed and uncertain about what to do next. A great first step in taking control of your DME is understanding the treatment options available to you. There are three main types of treatments, namely anti-VEGF (anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor), corticosteroid, and laser treatments, that […]

Optometrista, oftalmólogo o especialista en retina: ¿qué es lo adecuado para usted?

Understanding and finding the right eye care professional can make all the difference! From diagnosing eye conditions to providing the proper treatment, they are all experts in caring for your vision. While an optometrist, ophthalmologist, and retina specialist may sound like the set-up for an eye-opening punchline, they each differ in their roles, training, and […]

Rompiendo los mitos de los esteroides para pacientes diabéticos

Over the years, steroids have accumulated a long list of criticisms and false narratives. When many people think of steroids, they think of the anabolic steroids that are sometimes used by athletes and workout enthusiasts. These steroids impact muscle production and growth and can have some very harmful side effects. Anabolic steroids are very different […]

Consejos cotidianos para mejorar y proteger su visión

Did you know that over 12 million people over the age of 40 in the United States have issues with their vision? With millions of people facing vision impairment and vision loss, it’s important to take care of your eyes and protect your vision. In honor of World Sight Day, let’s take a look at […]

5 preguntas que debe hacerle a su médico sobre el edema macular diabético

Diabetic macular edema (DME) is an eye condition that can affect those with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. It can lead to blindness if left untreated, and some of the symptoms for DME include: Blurred vision Double vision Seeing washed out colors An increase in eye floaters – spots or strings in your field […]

El cuidado de los seres queridos con edema macular diabético

If a family member or close friend living with diabetes has been diagnosed with diabetic macular edema (DME), you may wonder how you might help. Although you may sometimes not know exactly how to offer support, words of encouragement can be a good start. You may find your loved one will struggle with medical costs […]

5 preguntas frecuentes sobre el edema macular diabético

Did you know that if left untreated, Diabetic Macular Edema can lead to damage to your eye that is irreversible? One of the results can often be permanent loss of vision. If you are a person with diabetes and your sight has been deteriorating over time or you’ve had an injury that prevents your eyes […]

DME and ME