Diabetic macular oedema (DMO) is a complication of diabetic retinopathy (DR). You may also see it referred to as diabetic macular edema (DME).
DMO occurs when the damaged blood vessels leak fluid and cause swelling of the macula. The macula is the area of the retina that is responsible for detailed central vision.
Diabetic macular oedema is the most common reason that people with diabetic retinopathy lose their vision. And your risk of getting DMO is related to how well you control your diabetes.
This fact sheet discusses how DMO is diagnosed, managed and treated. it is available to preview online and download. Or you can order a printed copy to be sent to you. All MDFA patient resources are free.