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What does epiretinal membrane over the mascula mean?
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Dr. Colin McCannel
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
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In brief: Yes
An epiretinal membrane is a thin scar tissue-like layer that can distort the macula or cause swelling.
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.

In brief: Yes
An epiretinal membrane is a thin scar tissue-like layer that can distort the macula or cause swelling.
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.
Dr. Colin McCannel
Dr. Colin McCannel
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Dr. Ashok Mehta
Internal Medicine
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In brief: See above
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In brief: See above
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Dr. Ashok Mehta
Dr. Ashok Mehta
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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
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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