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A pucker is a layer of scar tissue that forms on the retina, the light-sensitive cells at the back of the eye.
The scarring is also called an epiretinal membrane and is typically concentrated on the macula. It sits in the middle of the retina and is responsible for the center of your field of vision and focusing on fine details like the words in a book.
Stanford Macular Pucker Expertise
We can manage most cases of macular pucker without direct intervention. But sometimes the best approach is a very delicate surgery to remove the scar tissue and vitreous gel that fills the eye.
Our surgeons regularly perform these surgeries and have the professional background to deliver successful outcomes:
Additional fellowship training in surgery on the retina and vitreous
Macular Pucker Our fellowship-trained specialists have the expertise and finesse needed for macular pucker surgery, one of the most delicate operations in medicine. macular puckermacular pucker surgery