Epiretinal Membrane/Macular Pucker

Statistics and Associations

  • Cellular membrane growth/proliferation across retinal surface
  • Common risk factors: idiopathic, trauma, ocular surgery/laser treatment
  • Depending on location, can cause traction and wrinkling in macula (macular pucker) which can significantly decrease vision


  • Amsler grid for daily monitoring
  • Surgical intervention if vision markedly reduced (20/60)
  • 75% show improvement in vision after surgery