Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)

What is (DME)?

Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) is a swelling or thickening of the macula, the small area in the center of the retina, which allows us to see the fine details clearly. DME is caused by fluid leaking from small retinal blood vessels damaged by diabetes, and this causes blurred vision. It is the most common cause of visual loss in diabetes. Vision loss can range from mild to severe, but even in the worst cases peripheral vision continues to function. Laser treatment and/or Anti-VEGF injections are often recommended for people with DME.

Laser treatment can be performed in both our Peoria and Pekin offices as an outpatient procedure. The main goal of treatment is to prevent further loss of vision, but improvement in vision is possible.

For more information or to request an appointment please call us at (800) 243-2020, or click here to email us.

2 Convenient Locations

We have multiple locations throughout Illinois for your convenience. Click on a location below for full details and directions.

Location Map: 6800 N Knoxville Ave Peoria, IL 61614
Peoria Office

Phone: 309.692.2020 | Toll free: (800) 243-2020
M-F: 8:30am – 5:00p | 24-hour Emergency Service

Location Map: 725 S 14th Street Pekin, IL 61554
Pekin Office

Phone: 309.353.6660 | Toll free: (800) 243-2020
M-F: 8:30am – 5:00p | 24-hour Emergency Service

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