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Where does this macular edema come from?

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First Author: M.Viso SPAIN

Co Author(s):    A. Acero   J. Zamora   M. Gimenez de Azcarate   A. Fernandez Granda   C. de Pablo        

Abstract Details


To report the appearance of late-onset pseudophakic cystoid macular edema 24 months after surgery in a 58 year-old male patient with an IOL placed in sulcus without any other known pathology that can trigger the edema.


Hospital Central de la Cruz Roja. Madrid. Spain.


Clinical and optical coherence tomography follow-up of a 58 year-old male patient who presented pseudophakic cystoid macular edema 24 months after cataract surgery. Optical coherence tomographies were obtained in follow-up of cataract surgery and on development and resolution of cystoid macular edema.


The best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of the patient after surgery was 20/20. 24 months later he presented blurry vision and came again to our center. Clinical examination and optical coherence tomography were performed and pseudophakic cystoid macular edema was diagnosed. After 1 month of topical NSAIDs and topical corticotherapy, BCVA returned to 20/20 without appreciating recurrences during follow-up.


Although such cases of late-onset cystoid cystoid macular edema are uncommon, it should be considered in patients who suffer visual loss years after ocular surgery especially in those that have risk factors like diabetes mellitus, hypertension, history of central retinal vein occlusion, history of uveitis, pre-existing epiretinal membrane, or following complicated cataract surgery.

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