"Macular Edema" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Fluid accumulation in the outer layer of the MACULA LUTEA that results from intraocular or systemic insults. It may develop in a diffuse pattern where the macula appears thickened or it may acquire the characteristic petaloid appearance referred to as cystoid macular edema. Although macular edema may be associated with various underlying conditions, it is most commonly seen following intraocular surgery, venous occlusive disease, DIABETIC RETINOPATHY, and posterior segment inflammatory disease. (From Survey of Ophthalmology 2004; 49(5) 470-90)
- Irvine-Gass Syndrome
- Irvine Gass Syndrome
- Syndrome, Irvine-Gass
- Cystoid Macular Edema, Postoperative
Macular Edema, Cystoid
- Macular Edema, Cystoid
- Edema, Cystoid Macular
- Cystoid Macular Dystrophy
- Macular Dystrophy, Dominant Cystoid
- Central Retinal Edema, Cystoid
- Cystoid Macular Edema
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