A Wrinkle on Your Retina

An epiretinal membrane is a thin scar-like tissue that grows over the macula.   Vision is distorted, with straight lines appearing wavy. Treatment of an epiretinal membrane is not always necessary, especially if symptoms are mild.   However, if symptoms are more severe, then a vitrectomy is recommended.  Here, the scar tissue and vitreous are removed andContinue reading “A Wrinkle on Your Retina”

When Your Vision Is Not Clear….

A soft multifocal contact lens wearer came in for an annual eye examination.    Best corrected visual acuity was 20/20 right eye and 20/50 left eye.   Dilated fundus examination revealed an epiretinal membrane in the left eye, which was the cause of decreased vision. Epiretinal membrane results when a a thin fibrous tissue forms on theContinue reading “When Your Vision Is Not Clear….”