Is a macular scar the same thing as macular pucker in the eye?

No. A macular scar is a replacement of the rod and cones (photoreceptors) in the macula. The normal tissue is no longer present, and one cannot expect a return of function, when the retinal cells no longer exist. A macular pucker refers to a loss of the smooth surface of the retina.The photoreceptors are present, but perceive images incorrectly because of the altered angle they project on the retina.
Different. Macular pucker is due to condensation or wrinkling of the vitreous membrane overlying the macular area (central sharp vision) of the eye. Macular scar is the damaged concequence of trauma, bleeding or other insults to the macular area causing a permanent and observable change in the vision.
Could be... I generally agree with my colleagues that have already answered this question. However, there is one more thing to point out. Some retina specialists, refer to puckers or epiretinal membranes as "scar tissue on the macula." while that is not the same as a macular scar, it can sound very similar to a lay person, and yet to us retina specialists it is very different.

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Is there a medication that can be injected into the eye to dissolve macular pucker instead of surgery.

Yes. Consult with your retinal specialist to discuss Jetrea™ (Ocriplasmin) which has been approved for vitreo macular adhesion(VMA) or similar vitreo macular traction syndrome(VMT). Only your specialist would be able to tell you if your epiretinal membrane is needing treatment and which treatment will yield the best results. Good luck. . Read more...
Nothing yet. Macular pucker is a membranous condensation atop the macula area of the retina on the face of the overlying vitreous. There is no known medication that will dissolve this either taken by mouth or injected. Current treatment is surgical peeling off the membrane which has a reasonable chance of success. This should be done if the condition is progressing or very disturbing to the vision. Read more...

Please tell me if an epiretinal membrane in the eye the same as macular pucker?

Yes and no. A macular pucker is often caused by an epiretinal membrane. But you can have an epiretinal membrane without a macular pucker. Read more...
Same. Those terms mean the same thing. Additionally, 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. Read more...

Is it true that an epiretinal membrane in the eye is the same as macular pucker?

Yes. Those terms mean the same thing. Additionally, 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. Read more...