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Why would a film form over the eye after a posterior vitreous detachment?

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Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Growth of cells

During a posterior vitreous detachment, the vitreous in the middle of the eye peels off the retina that lines the inside of the eye wall.
This change happens in almost everyone. Sometimes remnant cells left after the separation grow into a sheet or 'epiretinal membrane' on the surface of the retina.

In brief: Growth of cells

During a posterior vitreous detachment, the vitreous in the middle of the eye peels off the retina that lines the inside of the eye wall.
This change happens in almost everyone. Sometimes remnant cells left after the separation grow into a sheet or 'epiretinal membrane' on the surface of the retina.
Dr. Samuel Barone
Dr. Samuel Barone
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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology

In brief: Film

A posterior vitreous detachment releases small rpe cells, which may form a film on the retina called an epiretinal membrane.
This may one day require surgery if the vision becomes very blurry.

In brief: Film

A posterior vitreous detachment releases small rpe cells, which may form a film on the retina called an epiretinal membrane.
This may one day require surgery if the vision becomes very blurry.
Dr. Theodore Wu
Dr. Theodore Wu
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