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Cut Eye Membrane
Lots of ways!: There are many places in the eye which could be described as having "membranes". Each has their own technique of surgical approach.There are many great videos on youtube of eye surgeries, including cataract, pterygium, laser vision correction /lasik, and epiretinal membrane. You should search and view these. Who knows, you may be a budding eye surgeon! good viewing! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I tried using those suction cups to take out my contacts, but it got stuck and I had to peel it off. Did this damage my eye membrane?
Probably not...: It is unlikely that there was permanent damage. If there was significant pain afterwards for at least a few hours, you may have scratched the cornea or caused some of the skin to come off. The cornea has the fastest regenerating skin in the body, and any scratches heal quickly. See an eye doctor if you either have pain or decreased vision (as well as for reassurance!). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The inner membrane in my right eye is swelling up over my eye ball? It's is pushing my lower lid out
Wrinkle on Retina: Macular pucker or epiretinal membrane results in formation of a thin layer of scar tissue which distorts the retina. It is caused by cells migrating through a tiny hole or from inflammation. If the symptoms of blurring and distortion are severe enough, then surgery may be needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Epiretinal membrane : I am having a epiretinal membrane formation in my left eye for past 15 years. Can it be treated, if so will i get back normal.
Dry eye.: The initial therapy of dry eye usually involves using artificial tears ( preservative free). Your medications you take by mouth may worsen dry eye . If you have dry eyes and dry mouth and arthritis you may have an underlying autoimmune disorder. Warm compresses can help. Omega 3 fatty acids fish oil / flaxseed oil orally can help. Restasis eye drops or punctal plugs can help too ...Read more
What to do if I have a membrane in my eye, the dr said he can do laser surgery but i'm not ready for it yet. Has anyone?
Vitrectomy: If the symptoms are severe enough, a retinal surgeon can perform a vitrectomy operation which involves delicately peeling the wrinkled membrane from the surface of the retina. Over time, this allows the retina to flatten out and assume a more normal shape. Cataract if a common complication of this operation. Without surgery, the conditions either remains stable or worsens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same: Those terms mean the same thing. Additionally, sometimes a pucker is referred to as "scar tissue on the retina", and "epiretinal gliosis." when appropriate, surgery to remove the pucker may be a good idea to halt vision deterioration, or modestly improve vision. Best to see a retina specialist for this kind of problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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