August 27, 2018 By Elizabeth McCammon
Protein predicts who will respond to eye treatment

Dr. Rajeev Muni, an eye surgeon with St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, is helping to figure out who will respond best to treatment for diabetic macular edema (DME), a common complication of long-term diabetes.

DME happens when fluid builds up in the macula, the part of the eye that controls sharp, detailed vision. Treatment involves injecting medication into the eye. These injections, which may be needed as often as once a month, can be painful. While treatment can save, and sometimes even restore, a person's sight, some people respond better than others.

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