Do I need surgery?

A patient came in for a 2nd opinion on a surgical recommendation.   An epiretinal membrane is a thin sheet of fibrous tissue that can develop on the surface of the macula.  It is sometimes called a macular pucker, premacular fibrosis, surface wrinkling retinopathy or cellophane maculopathy.    If the vision is not significantly impacted, surgical interventionContinue reading “Do I need surgery?”

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”