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Any operation for macular puckering?

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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
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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.

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.
Dr. Bernard Godley
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery

In brief: See below

For more severe cases that cause vision distortion/loss, a retina specialist performs a vitrectomy surgery (remove the vitreous jelly) and a membrane peel to remove the pcuker at the same time.

In brief: See below

For more severe cases that cause vision distortion/loss, a retina specialist performs a vitrectomy surgery (remove the vitreous jelly) and a membrane peel to remove the pcuker at the same time.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes

The macula is a small oval spot in the center of the retina, where photosensitive cells line the back of the eye.
It is the macula that is responsible for sharp, detailed vision and for what you see right in front of you. Usually no treatment required (depends on cause). Severe needs vitrectomy to remove some gel which pulls on retina (puckers).

In brief: Yes

The macula is a small oval spot in the center of the retina, where photosensitive cells line the back of the eye.
It is the macula that is responsible for sharp, detailed vision and for what you see right in front of you. Usually no treatment required (depends on cause). Severe needs vitrectomy to remove some gel which pulls on retina (puckers).
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