Diabetic macular edema: therapeutic options.

Michael Ip // Publications // Nov 01 2012

PubMed ID: 22392532

Author(s): Kulkarni AD, Ip MS. Diabetic macular edema: therapeutic options. Diabetes Ther. 2012 Nov;3(1):1-14. doi: 10.1007/s13300-012-0002-y. Epub 2012 Mar 6. PMID 22392532

Journal: Diabetes Therapy : Research, Treatment And Education Of Diabetes And Related Disorders, Volume 3, Issue 1, Nov 2012

Treatment for diabetic macular edema (DME) is continuously evolving with the advent of pharmacologic therapies. Focal laser photocoagulation remains the historical standard of care; however, a new wave of studies is rapidly emerging that shows the benefit of intravitreal antivascular endothelial growth factor medications and corticosteroids. The goal of this review is to compare the various treatment options for DME, and include data from the most recent clinical trials of therapies for this complex condition.