Epiretinal Membranes (macular pucker)

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Epiretinal membrane can also be known by other names: macular pucker, pre-retinal membrane, cellophane maculopathy, surface wrinkling retinopathy, and pre-macular fibrosis.

Light passes through the cornea at the front of your eye, and is focused by the lens onto your retina. The retina is a delicate tissue that lines the inside of your eye. The retina converts the light into electrical signals that travel along the optic nerve to your brain. The brain interprets these signals to “see” the world around you. Light from the object you are looking at directly is focused onto a tiny area of the retina called the macula at the back of the eye.

The macula is about 4mm across and is responsible for detailed central vision and most colour vision. It provides the vision you need to read, recognise faces, drive a car, see colours clearly, and any other activity that requires detailed, fine vision. The rest of the retina gives you side vision (peripheral vision).