Thank you for your reply.
It's likely that after your cataract surgery you developed cystoid macular edema (i.e. swelling in the macular area of the retina - CME). This is a common complication after intraocular surgery, commonly cataract. Most of the time, aggressive treatment with steroid drops like pred forte, nevanac or acular and/or sub tenons injection of Kenalog to effective quiet down the inciting inflammation will resolve it.
From the description of your vision prior to LASIK it appears the you were high myope with thin/stretched retina to begin with, and so at higher risk for macular swelling with intraocular surgery. The epi-retinal membrane - ERM (thin fibrous film) likely developed as a result of inadequately controlled inflammation and/or complication of the CME. At this time, the best option for removing the ERM and improve your vision may be a retinal procedure by a retinal surgeon to gently peel off the film from the surface of the macular.
The time of such ERM peel is best determined by the retinal eye surgeon after evaluation. So, a referral to a retinal surgeon may be in order at this time. On the other hand, if the vision is not severely affected, continuing to use pred forte and nevanc and/or adding kenalog injection could enhance the recovery.
I trust that you will do well. Continue to ask question - and persist, and you will be alright. Thank you so much. I hope I could be of assistance in the future. May God bless.
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