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What does it mean to have peeling ilm?
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
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In brief: See below
The internal limiting membrane is the most superficial layer of the retina that is peeled during vitrectomy surgery to better treat conditions like macular hole (better chance of closing it) and macular pucker (lesser chance of it regrowing in the future).
You don't need this layer for good vision.

In brief: See below
The internal limiting membrane is the most superficial layer of the retina that is peeled during vitrectomy surgery to better treat conditions like macular hole (better chance of closing it) and macular pucker (lesser chance of it regrowing in the future).
You don't need this layer for good vision.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Dr. Nadeem Vaidya
Ophthalmology
In brief: A retinal procedure
The internal limiting membrane is the natural layer of the retina that lies closest to the center of the eye (the interior).
When someone has swelling of the macula, or a macular hole, an ilm peel is the surgery required to fix the problem. The ilm doesn't peel by itself, it's only done as part of a surgery.

In brief: A retinal procedure
The internal limiting membrane is the natural layer of the retina that lies closest to the center of the eye (the interior).
When someone has swelling of the macula, or a macular hole, an ilm peel is the surgery required to fix the problem. The ilm doesn't peel by itself, it's only done as part of a surgery.
Dr. Nadeem Vaidya
Dr. Nadeem Vaidya
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Dr. Thomas Patrianakos
Ophthalmology
In brief: A retinal procedure
The ilm is a layer of the retina that can sometimes get wrinkled.
When you peel the retina it flatens the retina and can sometimes improve vision.

In brief: A retinal procedure
The ilm is a layer of the retina that can sometimes get wrinkled.
When you peel the retina it flatens the retina and can sometimes improve vision.
Dr. Thomas Patrianakos
Dr. Thomas Patrianakos
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