It happens when the small central portion of your retina, called the macula, wears down. The retina is the light-sensing nerve tissue at the back of your eye.
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Diabetic macular edema often starts as diabetic retinopathy, and if the condition gets worse, it can lead to severe vision loss. But finding it early can protect your eyes from further damage.
Often confused with each other, these two central nervous system disorders have some of the same symptoms. They affect your spinal cord and optic nerves but are treated differently.