Macular Pucker

(Macular pucker; cellophane maculopathy; premacular fibrosis)

Macular pucker is creased to form a thin, fibrotic membrane over the retina, which contracts, the underlying retina, and vision impaired.

Macular pucker usually occurs from the age of 50 and is most common in people> 75 miles.

Macular pucker is creased to form a thin, fibrotic membrane over the retina, which contracts, the underlying retina, and vision impaired. Macular pucker usually occurs from the age of 50 and is most common in people> 75 risk factors for epiretinal membrane are: Diabetic retinopathy uveitis retinal tear or detachment eye injury Most cases are idiopathic. Symptoms may include blurred or distorted vision include (z. B. straight lines appear wavy). Many patients say it’s as if they see through plastic wrap or cellophane. The diagnosis is made by fundoscopy. Fluorescein angiography and optical coherence tomography can also be helpful. Most people do not need treatment. If problems with vision are substantial, the membrane can be surgically removed with vitrectomy and membrane peeling.

Health Life Media Team

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