Only an eye doctor can recommend the right treatment for someone with cystoid macular edema. Often, treatment and evaluation may be needed with a retina specialist. Fortunately, normal vision may return after cystoid macular edema is treated. It is important to identify the underlying cause of the cystoid macular edema. The best treatment may vary based on any related condition. Depending on the underlying condition, treatment options may include topical therapy, or periocular or intraocular injections. Successful treatment of the edema may take time. In many cases, visual acuity improves. Even after the edema goes away, the patient needs to see his or her eye doctor on a regular basis to make sure it doesn’t come back.