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Does anyone know anything about macular pucker causes?

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

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: Several Causes

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
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Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Epiretinal membrane

As a result of such things as inflammation inside the eye a thin layer of fibrous tissue can form on the surface of the retina in the back of the eye.
When that membrane pulls a little bit to "wrinkle" the surface of the retina, it is known as macular pucker.

In brief: Epiretinal membrane

As a result of such things as inflammation inside the eye a thin layer of fibrous tissue can form on the surface of the retina in the back of the eye.
When that membrane pulls a little bit to "wrinkle" the surface of the retina, it is known as macular pucker.
Dr. Samuel Barone
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