A member asked:

How difficult is the surgery for epiretinal membrane and what is recovery like for someone who's occupation is very detail oriented?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

The surgery involves peeling off a membrane over the most sensitive part of the retina - the macula and fovea. It is tricky and there is some risk. It is done when the vision gets progressively worse or is at a level where you do not want to live with the distortion. If you cannot do your "detail oriented" work now due to the distortion, then the risk might be worth it.

Answered May 13, 2014



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