Cystic macular edema of retina

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 18 May 2018, last major update February 2014

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Cite this page: Pernick, N. Retina: cystic macular edema of retina. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeretinacysticmacularedema.html. Accessed November 17th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Often after cataract extraction or other surgical procedures
  • Due to diabetic retinopathy, retinal venous occlusion or other retinal vascular disease, ocular inflammation, drugs, tumor
  • Xray: stellate pattern on fluorescein angiography
  • Fundoscopy: honeycomb appearance due to fluid filled cavities
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Exudative fluid in outer plexiform layer is amorphous and eosinophilic or appears as blank spaces