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How progressive is unilaterlal macular pucker? Corrected vision in that eye is 20/40.Opposite eye no pucker,corrected vision 20/30.Age 69.

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Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Epiretinal membrane

Macular pucker or Epiretinal membrane is caused in many conditions eg.
Trauma, Vitreius or Retinal detachment, Diabetes or Retinal vascular episodes Condition can progress to Macular hole and cause visual distortion. Surgical treatment is Vitrectomy and excision if any tension strands. Surgery us not recommended till vision is 20/200! Or worse. You have relatively good vision and no distortion

In brief: Epiretinal membrane

Macular pucker or Epiretinal membrane is caused in many conditions eg.
Trauma, Vitreius or Retinal detachment, Diabetes or Retinal vascular episodes Condition can progress to Macular hole and cause visual distortion. Surgical treatment is Vitrectomy and excision if any tension strands. Surgery us not recommended till vision is 20/200! Or worse. You have relatively good vision and no distortion
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Dr. Mark Michels
puckers progress about half the time. If vision progressively decreases and becomes symptomatic, I'd consider surgery even before 20/200 since vision will likely double from pre op measurement. So don't wait too long beyond the point vision is troublesome
Dr. David Aizuss
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Slowly progressive

Macular pucker may progress very slowly if at all or may progress more rapidly.
Individual progression is unpredictable. Macular pucker is a very common condition as we age especially seen after posterior vitreous detachment when there may be a stimulus to fibroblast proliferation on the surface of the retina. The vast majority of patients never require surgical intervention.

In brief: Slowly progressive

Macular pucker may progress very slowly if at all or may progress more rapidly.
Individual progression is unpredictable. Macular pucker is a very common condition as we age especially seen after posterior vitreous detachment when there may be a stimulus to fibroblast proliferation on the surface of the retina. The vast majority of patients never require surgical intervention.
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Dr. Colin McCannel
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery

In brief: Not predictable

Puckers are fairly common.
Unless they affect vision in a way that either bothers the patient, or is moderate to severe, they are usually observed. I typically follow macular puckers every 6-12 months, and often they do end up progressing over time. Best to visit with a trustworthy retina specialist for an opinion.

In brief: Not predictable

Puckers are fairly common.
Unless they affect vision in a way that either bothers the patient, or is moderate to severe, they are usually observed. I typically follow macular puckers every 6-12 months, and often they do end up progressing over time. Best to visit with a trustworthy retina specialist for an opinion.
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