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after vitrectomy for macular pucker, how does the patient function in daily living activities during the recovery process. ?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Post surgery: You should receive specific instructions from your doctor and follow them very closely. Report to your doctor asap.

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