EPIRETINAL MEMBRANE SURGERY
Epiretinal membranes or macula pucker is a condition where a layer of tissue grows on the surface of the retina causing distortion of vision. Straight lines may appear crooked or curved and deterioration of vision occurs progressively with time. Proper surgical technique can ensure the best outcome with minimal chance of recurrence. It is important to see a Retina specialist so that an assessment can be done to determine the cause of the epiretinal membrane and whether surgery will be beneficial.
VITRECTOMY AND MEMBRANE PEELING SURGERY FOR EPIRETINAL MEMBRANE
The vitreous gel is removed and the membrane is stained with a blue dye to enhance visualisation. A steady hand is required to carefully peel the epiretinal membrane off the surface of the retina taking care not to damage the underlying tissue.