Intravitreal steroids for macular edema: the past, the present, and the future.

@article{Cunningham2008IntravitrealSF,
  title={Intravitreal steroids for macular edema: the past, the present, and the future.},
  author={Matthew A Cunningham and Jeffrey L Edelman and Shalesh Kaushal},
  journal={Survey of ophthalmology},
  year={2008},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={139-49}
}
Macular edema, a condition usually associated with an underlying disease process, is a common cause of severe visual loss. There have been a variety of approaches to the treatment of macular edema; within the past few years, however, intravitreal corticosteroid treatments have emerged as an increasingly used treatment option for patients with macular edema. Intravitreal delivery allows the steroid to bypass the blood-retinal barrier, leading to a more concentrated dose of steroid for a… CONTINUE READING
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