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5 Diabetes and Ocular Disease, Ophthalmology Monographs 14, Scott et al, Oxford University Press and AAO 2010, page 130, and referenced within is Bresnick, GH, Diabetic maculopathy: a critical review highlighting diffuse macular edema. Ophthalmology 1983 (90) 1301-1317.
Focal and Diffuse Diabetic Macular Edema Diabetic macular edema can be classified INTO focal and diffuse types. This is a very useful classification since the two types vary significantly in their clinical appearance, method of treatment, and underlying pathophysiology. Focal macular edema is caused by foci of vascular abnormalities, primarily microaneurysms, which have an abnormally high permeability [see fig. 2a]. Diffuse macular edema.