Macular edema of choroidal origin.

  title={Macular edema of choroidal origin.},
  author={Gisele Soubrane},
  journal={Developments in ophthalmology},
Macular edema (ME) is most often clinically defined as an accumulation of serous fluid within the neurosensory retina with increased thickness of the central retina. In exudative age-related macular degeneration the leakage of fluid from the choroidal new vessels may be the origin of ME. Their abnormal permeability and the inflammatory reaction are mechanisms involved in this accumulation of fluid, which occurs in all layers. Cystoid ME is more often associated with subepithelial occult… CONTINUE READING