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Whats an epiretinal membrane in the eye?

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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bernard Godley
Dr. Bernard Godley
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Dr. Ashok Mehta
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Macular pucker

Epiretinal membrane is a disease of the eye in response to changes in the vitreous humor or more rarely, diabetes.
It is also called macular pucker.

In brief: Macular pucker

Epiretinal membrane is a disease of the eye in response to changes in the vitreous humor or more rarely, diabetes.
It is also called macular pucker.
Dr. Ashok Mehta
Dr. Ashok Mehta
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Dr. Amish Purohit
Ophthalmology

In brief: Scar tissue

It is essentially a thin layer of scar tissue on the surface o the retina

In brief: Scar tissue

It is essentially a thin layer of scar tissue on the surface o the retina
Dr. Amish Purohit
Dr. Amish Purohit
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Dr. Colin McCannel
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery

In brief: An uncommon problem

But, the likelihood of having this increases with age.
The term epiretinal membrane means the same as macular pucker, and "scar tissue on macula." vision can be affected in two ways: blurring and distortion. Surgery is often recommended when the distortion is severe, or disruptive to vision using both eyes together, or when vision is very blurry (poor acuity). Surgery often improves things.

In brief: An uncommon problem

But, the likelihood of having this increases with age.
The term epiretinal membrane means the same as macular pucker, and "scar tissue on macula." vision can be affected in two ways: blurring and distortion. Surgery is often recommended when the distortion is severe, or disruptive to vision using both eyes together, or when vision is very blurry (poor acuity). Surgery often improves things.
Dr. Colin McCannel
Dr. Colin McCannel
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