As leaky areas develop, they need to be lasered, otherwise the condition will become severe (Severe Maculopathy). See photo tour .The water logging takes 4-6 months to disappear. Because of this, you may not know whether the treatment has been successful until then. As long as the very centre of the macular area remains healthy, the fovea, your vision will remain good. Remember a low blood pressure is helpful, as in the table above. See photo . Control of diabetes and 'statins' to lower their cholesterol, providing there are no side effects, helps a great deal. See .