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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 96-102

Inflammatory macular diseases: A review

1 Medical Retina, Malabar Superspeciality Eye Hospital, Veepes Space, Calicut, Kerala, India
2 Vitreo Retina, Shri Bhagwan Mahavir Vitreo-retinal Services, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 B. P. Koirala Lions Centre for Ophthalmic Studies, Tribhuvan University, Institute of Medicine, Kathmandu, Nepal
4 Department of Ocular Pathology, Medical and Vision Research Foundations, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dheeresh K Velly
Malabar Superspeciality Eye Hospital, Veepes Space, Calicut, Kerala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/kjo.kjo_31_16

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Inflammatory macular diseases, a group of disorders, are a major cause of severe visual impairment. They may be caused by primary ocular disease or secondary to systemic or infectious disease. All of them present with almost similar symptoms. The key to successful management is early detection and aggressive treatment with steroids, antimicrobials, and if needed, immunosuppressives. Risk of recurrences and complications, such as choroidal neovascularization, are taken in to account in the management.

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