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Descriptor English:   Macular Edema 
Descriptor Spanish:   Edema Macular 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Edema Macular 
Synonyms English:   Central Retinal Edema, Cystoid
Cystoid Macular Dystrophy
Cystoid Macular Edema
Cystoid Macular Edema, Postoperative
Edema, Cystoid Macular
Edema, Macular
Irvine Gass Syndrome
Irvine-Gass Syndrome
Macular Dystrophy, Dominant Cystoid
Macular Edema, Cystoid
Syndrome, Irvine-Gass  
Tree Number:   C11.768.585.439.245
Definition English:   Fluid accumulation in the outer layer of the MACULA LUTEA that results from intraocular or systemic insults. It may develop in a diffuse pattern where the macula appears thickened or it may acquire the characteristic petaloid appearance referred to as cystoid macular edema. Although macular edema may be associated with various underlying conditions, it is most commonly seen following intraocular surgery, venous occlusive disease, DIABETIC RETINOPATHY, and posterior segment inflammatory disease. (From Survey of Ophthalmology 2004; 49(5) 470-90) 
History Note English:   84 
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BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   28131 
Unique Identifier:   D008269 

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