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GETTING A DME DIAGNOSIS

If you are experiencing DME symptoms or know you are at high risk for DME, it’s time to make an appointment with your eye doctor. Several tests can be used to screen for DME and assess any eye damage.

Dilated eye exam

During your exam, your eye doctor will dilate your pupils. A specialized lens will be used to examine the retina and optic nerve for signs of DME.

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

A special light and camera can be used to photograph and measure the thickness of your retina. A thicker retina may indicate inflammation and fluid (swelling).

Fluorescein Angiogram (FA)

If DME is suspected, your eye doctor may use another imaging test where a dye is injected into your arm that travels to your retinal blood vessels, revealing leaks and potential damage.

IMPORTANT MEASUREMENTS

Visual Acuity

Visual
acuity (VA):

This measurement provides an assessment of your overall vision accuracy. For example, normal vision is often referenced as 20/20 vision.

Intraocular Pressure

Intraocular Pressure (IOP):

This measurement monitors the pressure inside the eye to detect possible future complications.

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Retinal
Thickness

This measurement, taken during the OCT scan, assesses the thickness of the macula.

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