Niacin-Induced Cystoid Macular Edema

Susan Karakashian, Charles D Bayliff

Abstract


INTRODUCTION

Cystoid macular edema is a retinal change caused by an accumulation of fluid in the fovea.1 Retinal and choroidal abnormalities that develop because of untreated, chronic cystic macular changes may result in progressive loss of vision.2 Several cases of niacininduced cystoid macular edema have been reported.2–5 This article reports a case of this condition that was reversed upon discontinuation of niacin therapy.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4212/cjhp.v54i1.615

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