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I have an epiretinal membrane in my right eye. Will it get worse if I don't have surgery?
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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bernard Godley
Dr. Bernard Godley
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
In brief: See a retina special
It may or may not get worse, causing central distortion of vision.
This can be monitored by a retina specialist and at home with an amsler grid. More severe cases require a vitrectomy surgery with epiretinal membrane peel.

In brief: See a retina special
It may or may not get worse, causing central distortion of vision.
This can be monitored by a retina specialist and at home with an amsler grid. More severe cases require a vitrectomy surgery with epiretinal membrane peel.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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