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SAINE, CUSTOM MEDICAL STOCK PHOTO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SAINE, CUSTOM MEDICAL STOCK PHOTO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Macular oedema. Fundus photograph of the retina on the interior surface of the eye of a diabetic patient affected by macular oedema caused by microaneurysms. The retina is the light-sensitive layer lining the inner surface of the eye that contains the rod and cone cells. The macula (centre right) is the central area of the retina that contains the highest density of these cells. Oedema is the abnormal accumulation of fluid in tissues. Macular oedema causes the macula to thicken and swell, which can distort the patient's vision. Most cases can be treated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen.
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