Using Steroids in Diabetic Macular Edema: A Guide for Steroid Application in Clinical Practice

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Acta Medica International,2016,3,2,171-174.
Published:September 2016
Type:Review Article

Using Steroids in Diabetic Macular Edema: A Guide for Steroid Application in Clinical Practice

Ameen Marashi

Ophthalmologist-Retina Specialist, Marashi Eye Clinic, Aleppo, Syria

Abstract:

Diabetic macular edema is a multi-pathogenic diseases which vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) may play the main role in most of the cases and treatment with Anti VEGF is warranted, where in long standing edema inflammation maybe the main pathogenic factor and treatment with Anti VEGF may not achieve optimum results and steroids can be used to address the inflammatory mechanism, there are three classes of intravitreal steroids which help us to individualize treatment for each patient never the less we have to take into account that all intravitreal steroids may cause cataract formation and glaucoma.

Ameen Marashi