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Question:
If I previously had cystoid macular edema (CME), will it preclude my now having a posterior capsulotomy?

Answer:
No, post-operative CME is a swelling of an area of the macula that can occur following cataract surgery, laser posterior capsulotomy, and other conditions. It is a "self-limited" disorder in that it usually goes away by itself in time, but is treated with medications to speed up the healing. There certainly is a chance that a posterior capsulotomy could cause a recurrence of CME. I advise that you discuss your concerns with your ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.) for a more complete answer to your specific situation.

Answered by: Wayne Bizer, DODr. Wayne Bizer

Categories: Cataracts, Eye Surgery

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Answered: Jul 26, 2013

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