What is Macular Pucker (Epiretinal Membrane)?

Macular Pucker (Epiretinal Membrane)

A macular pucker can cause mild blurred vision and floaters. Sometimes it can heal without the need for treatment.

Symptoms are generally quite mild. There is no risk of permanent vision loss. The condition is often a result of the ageing process.

A macular pucker is a scar that forms over the part of your eye responsible for colour, central vision and detail (the macula). This scar can cause a wrinkle, resulting in blurred vision.

What are the symptoms of Macular Pucker?

  • Blurry vision
  • Straight lines may appear wavy
  • Flashing lights

What are the causes of Macular Pucker?

  • Ageing

How do you treat Macular Pucker?

  • Epiretinal Membrane Peel