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Macular Edema MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Macular Edema
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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)
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Central Retinal Edema, Cystoid
Cystoid Macular Dystrophy
Cystoid Macular Edema
Cystoid Macular Edema, Postoperative
Irvine-Gass Syndrome
Macular Dystrophy, Dominant Cystoid
Macular Edema, Cystoid
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Edema (1966-1983)
Macula Lutea (1966-1983)
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Macular Edema Preferred
Irvine-Gass Syndrome Narrower
Macular Edema, Cystoid Narrower
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