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Diabetic Macular Edema Near Infrared Treatment Trial

Study Title

Near Infrared Light (NIR) Therapy for Diabetic Macular Edema:  A Pilot Study

Enrollment Status

This study is currently recruiting participants.


The purpose of this study is to determine if treatment with the Light Emitting Diode (LED) can improve visual acuity in individuals with Diabetic Macular Edema, and if LED might be used as a treatment for Diabetic Macular Edema.

Near Infra red light (647 nm) has been shown to be most beneficial to cell health growth and regeneration.


Ages Eligible for Study: 21 years old and older

Genders Eligible for Study: Both

Inclusion Criteria

  • Subject has the diagnosis of Diabetic Macular Edema.
  • Aged 21 or older.
  • Relatively good general medical health.

Contact Information

Dr. Richard Rosen, Retina Vitreous Specialist
Katy Tai, Research Manager or 212-979-4251


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