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 Macular Telangiectasia

 

Macular Telangiectasia is an uncommon condition that involves swelling or thickening of the macula.  It is believed to involve abnormalities in the supporting structures of the retina.  The swelling or thickening of the macula (macula oedema), that occurs can have a significant impact on central vision.

Regular eye examinations are essential in detecting macular telangiectasia as there are no symptoms in the early stages.  If the condition progresses, vision can become blurred and distorted.

The most effective diagnosis of this condition is examination by an ophthalmologist, who may also use other tests to help confrm the diagnosis.

Most people do not require any treatment, however if a patient's vision is affected, laser treatment or injections of certain medicines into the eye can help in reducing macular swelling.