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Diabetic Maculopathy

​The macula is the central part of the retina which is used for central (straight-ahead) vision. 

Diabetic patients whose glucose control is not optimal may suffer from swelling (oedema) of the macula. These patients will complain of decreased or distorted (things look wavy or crooked) vision. Treatment consists of laser to the macula to reduce the leakiness of the blood vessels.

In such cases, the disease may not be curable but treatment is aimed at preventing sight from worsening.

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