Epiretinal Membrane & Macular Holes

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Epiretinal Membrane & Macular Holes

Diseases of the Retina / Vitreous: Epiretinal Membranes & Macular Holes

What Are Epiretinal Membranes and Macular Holes?

Diagram of the human eye

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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What causes Epiretinal Membranes and Macular Holes?
What are the Symptoms of Epiretinal Membranes and Macular Holes?
How are Epiretinal Membranes and Macular Holes Detected?
What are the Treatment Options?
What You Can Do to Protect Your Vision
Making the Most of Your Remaining Vision