Diseases of the Retina / Vitreous: Epiretinal Membranes & Macular Holes
What Are Epiretinal Membranes and Macular Holes?
An epiretinal membrane is a thin scar-like tissue that grows over the retina. The retina is the lining at the back of the eye that is responsible for vision. The scar-like tissue grows directly over the macula, which is the tiny portion of the retina that is responsible for sharp, central vision. When the macular tissue is distorted by the membrane, a macular hole can form that could become bigger over time and progressively reduce vision.
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