What causes a macular pucker?
Macular puckers are associated with several eye conditions. The most common cause is due to a posterior vitreous separation in which the vitreous gel that fills the eye pulls away from the retina, leading to scar tissue on the macula. Macular puckers can also develop following a torn or detached retina, uveitis (inflammation inside the eye), diabetic retinopathy, or trauma.
Can a macular pucker go untreated?
Yes, for mild symptoms, no treatment may be necessary. If symptoms are more severe, you may need surgery.
Can you prevent a macular pucker?
Since a macular pucker is often associated other retinal conditions, the best preventative defense is to have routine eye exams that can screen for the development of retinal conditions like Diabetic Retinopathy, which can then lead to a Macular Pucker.
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Conditions We Treat
Our ophthalmologists are experienced in diagnosing and treating many retinal conditions.