Diabetic Macular Edema

Diabetic Macular Edema
This photo taken with the ViaOptaSim app intends to provide a first person look at living with Diabetic Macular Edema.

Diabetic Macular Edema, or DME, is a consequence of diabetic retinopathy, the most common vision-related complication in people with diabetes. DME is characterized by changes in the blood vessels of the retina, the light-sensitive layer at the back of the eye, which leads to leakage in the macula. Vision loss associated with this complication can reduce a person’s quality of life and limit daily activities, such as working, driving, managing medications and social interactions. If left untreated, DME can lead to blindness.