How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Stevens Your Own Question
Dr. Stevens
Dr. Stevens, Doctor (MD)
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 1404
Experience:  Experienced in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Ophthalmology
Type Your Health Question Here...
Dr. Stevens is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

What''s the sucess rate for epiretinal membrane surgery? How

This answer was rated:

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.
Dr. Stevens and other Health Specialists are ready to help you