Diabetic macular edema: what is focal and what is diffuse?

  title={Diabetic macular edema: what is focal and what is diffuse?},
  author={David J Browning and Michael M. Altaweel and Neil M. Bressler and Susan B. Bressler and Ingrid U. Scott},
  journal={American journal of ophthalmology},
  volume={146 5},
  pages={649-55, 655.e1-6}
PURPOSE To review the available information on classification of diabetic macular edema (DME) as focal or diffuse. DESIGN Interpretive essay. METHODS Literature review and interpretation. RESULTS The terms focal diabetic macular edema and diffuse diabetic macular edema frequently are used without clear definitions. Published definitions often use different examination methods and often are inconsistent. Evaluating published information on the prevalence of focal and diffuse DME, the… CONTINUE READING

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