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Whats the sucess rate for epiretinal membrane

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What''s the sucess rate for epiretinal membrane surgery? How much of a improvement does it make in your vision and how long does the surgery last?
Epiretinal membrane (ERM) surgery is quite successful in getting rid of the membrane, you are looking at 90% success rate for removal, but as for vision improvement, you are closer to 60-70 % success for vision improvement. Surgery lasts 60-90 minutes and expect a gas bubble in the eye after surgery which will initially limit the vision. Common risks of surgery include worsening cataract. Hope surgery helps you.
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