Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)

What is (DME)?

Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) is a swelling or thickening of the macula, the small area in the center of the retina, which allows us to see the fine details clearly. DME is caused by fluid leaking from small retinal blood vessels damaged by diabetes, and this causes blurred vision. It is the most common cause of visual loss in diabetes. Vision loss can range from mild to severe, but even in the worst cases peripheral vision continues to function. Laser treatment and/or Anti-VEGF injections are often recommended for people with DME.

Laser treatment can be performed in both our Peoria and Pekin offices as an outpatient procedure. The main goal of treatment is to prevent further loss of vision, but improvement in vision is possible.

For more information or to request an appointment please call us at 800.243.2020, or click here to email us.

Our Locations


We have multiple locations throughout Illinois for your convenience. Click on a location below for full details and directions.





 

Peoria Office


6800 N Knoxville Ave, Peoria, IL 61614

 

Phone: 309.692.2020 | Toll free: (800) 243-2020
M-F: 8:30am – 5:00p | 24-hour Emergency Service





 

Pekin Office


725 S 14th Street, Pekin, IL 61554

 

Phone: 309.353.6660 | Toll free: (800) 243-2020
M-F: 8:30am – 5:00p | 24-hour Emergency Service





 

Canton Office

Location closed on April 30, 2018


180 South Main Street, Suite 2G, Canton, IL 61520

 

Phone: 309.647.3937 | Toll free: (800) 243-2020
M-F: 8:30am – 5:00p | 24-hour Emergency Service





 

Illinois Valley Eye Laser Institute


6800 N Knoxville Ave, Peoria, IL 61614

 

Phone: 309.689.0700 | Toll free: (800) 243-2020
M-F: 8:30am – 5:00p | 24-hour Emergency Service