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What is Epiretinal Membrane?

Epiretinal Membrane is abnormal tissue (almost transparent membrane) which grows in the centre of the Retina, in the macula.

If the membrane contracts and creases, it causes a deformation and progressive distortion of the macula and has the consequent visual defects.

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    The Retina is the light sensitive tissue which lines the inside of the eye. It collects images which are subsequently sent to the Brain through the Optic Nerve for processing. It is like a canvas onto which images are projected, like in cinemas.

    If any person suffers damage to this tissue, it may seriously affect their vision in a permanent and irreversible manner. That is why it is very important to detect its existence in time in order to prevent this damage to the greatest possible extent.

    Membrana epirretiniana - Epiretinal Membrane

    Regular eye tests can detect the early stages of Epiretinal Membrane, which means that it can be treated with better results. Although an annual test is recommended for everyone, whether or not they have symptoms, if you detect any of the symptoms described above, you should visit the ophthalmologist.

    Symptoms of Epiretinal Membrane

    Most forms of Epiretinal Membrane go unnoticed. The patient may notice blurred vision, a loss of definition or metamorphopsia (deformation of straight lines).

    Diagnosis and Treatment

    Normally an eye examination is performed by means of Optical Coherence Tomography. This is a simple and highly accurate test which allows the Ophthalmologist to rule out or detect the presence of the pathology with maximum efficiency.

    A surgical procedure is used to treat the epiretinal membrane. A vitrectomy is performed and the layer of anomalous tissue which has grown in the centre of the retina is removed.

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