Curcumin and Intravitreal Dexamethasone in Diabetic Macular Edema

2018-07-27 13:25:22 | BioPortfolio


The aim of the study is to explore the effect of a curcumin formulation in combination to intravitreal dexamethasone therapy in patients with diabetic macular edema on morphological retinal characteristics and retreatment times.


Patients with diagnosis of clinically significant diabetic macular edema, confirmed by fluorangiography and OCT, undergoing to intravitreal dexamethazone injection will be enrolled in the study.

Enrollment will take place according to the inclusion/exclusion criteria set by the protocol.

The enrolled patients will be randomized for the addition or not of the curcumin formulation (2 tablets/die for 6 months) to intravitreal therapy.

Study Design


Diabetic Macular Edema


DIABEC plus intravitreal dexamethazone


Università Humanitas Gavazzeni Bergamo




Fondazione G.B. Bietti, IRCCS

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Fluid accumulation in the outer layer of the MACULA LUTEA that results from intraocular or systemic insults. It may develop in a diffuse pattern where the macula appears thickened or it may acquire the characteristic petaloid appearance referred to as cystoid macular edema. Although macular edema may be associated with various underlying conditions, it is most commonly seen following intraocular surgery, venous occlusive disease, DIABETIC RETINOPATHY, and posterior segment inflammatory disease. (From Survey of Ophthalmology 2004; 49(5) 470-90)

Specialized ophthalmic technique used in the surgical repair and or treatment of disorders that include retinal tears or detachment; MACULAR HOLES; hereditary retinal disease; AIDS-related retinal infections; ocular tumors; MACULAR DEGENERATION; DIABETIC RETINOPATHY; and UVEITIS.

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