Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)

Basic Information

Diabetic macular edema (DME) is an accumulation of fluid in the macula resulting from leaking blood vessels. DME is a manifestation of diabetic retinopathy, which causes damage to retinal vessels and vision impairment.

(from AERI web site Nov 2020)

Market Information

Driven by rising rates of diabetes, the number of cases of diabetic retinopathy in the United States is expected to nearly double by 2050, rising from 7.7 million to 14.6 million.1 Approximately half of all people with diabetic retinopathy will develop DME.2

(from AERI web site Nov 2020)

1. Data on file. 2. National Eye Institute. Diabetic Retinopathy. National Institutes of Health. https://nei.nih.gov/eyedata/diabetic. Accessed January 9, 2018. 3. National Eye Institute. Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease. National Institutes of Health. https://nei.nih.gov/health/diabetic/retinopathy. Accessed January 9, 2018.

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