Injections For Diabetic Retinopathy
Swelling of the center of the retina and is the leading cause of visual loss in working-age adults. In a recently published article, Dr. Jiménez is a co-author in a multi-center study, where patients with diabetic macular edema received intra-ocular long-acting steroid (Iluvien). The study demonstrated a beneficial effect on patients’ outcomes by reducing edema, as well as a long-term decreased frequency for monthly injections.
The retina is the light sensitive tissue at the back of the eye with the macula being the part of the retina responsible for sharp vision. The primary symptom of macular edema is blurry or wavy vision, but colors may also appear faded.
Diabetic macular edema is a complication of diabetes commonly known as diabetic retinopathy. It is the most prevalent diabetic eye disease and usually affects both eyes.
Dr. Jaime Jiménez is an ophthalmic physician and surgeon with Southern Eye Center, a clinic with 5 fellowship-trained ophthalmologists all practicing under one roof, specializing in cataracts, cornea, retina, glaucoma, LASIK, and oculoplastics. Dr. Jiménez is the Chief of Vitreous, Retina, and Diabetes at Southern Eye Center and was the first full-time retinal specialist in South Mississippi. Southern Eye Center has locations in Hattiesburg, Laurel, and Picayune and 2 outpatient surgery centers, located in Hattiesburg and Laurel.
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