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A macular pucker does not usually need treatment. Symptoms remain stable and are often mild, with patients adjusting to them. Sometimes the scar tissue also releases its hold on the macula.
Vitrectomy surgery is occasionally warranted, though. The problematic scar tissue is carefully taken out and the vitreous gel is removed and replaced with a salt solution.
These surgeries are among the most delicate in all of medicine, requiring a perfectly steady hand and great finesse. Our experienced surgeons can judge when treatment is needed, then use their training and skills to carry it out successfully.