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I have been diagnosed with a macular pucker. What options

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I have been diagnosed with a macular pucker. What options do I have as far as treatment.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Stevens replied 8 years ago.

Hello there

A macular pucker is also known as epiretinal membrane. This is a wrinkle on the surfaceof the retina. Treatment option is to do nothing (typically when the vision is good, better than 20/50 or so) or to do a surgery called vitrectomy and membrane peel. There really are no other options, so the indications for surgery are poor vision or significant distortion. I hope this answers your question, Dr. Stevens

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