Published on December 17th, 2012 | by ddeupree
Macular Pucker Peel Surgery
When vision deteriorates enough to where the patient can not function in their normal daily activities, a macular pucker peel surgery may be indicated.
What is macular pucker peel surgery?
The membrane peel surgery begins with a procedure called vitrectomy. A vitrectomy involves the retina surgeon removing the vitreous, the clear gel inside the eyeball – behind the iris and in front of and surrounding the retina. After the vitreous has been removed, the surgeon uses tiny forceps to gently pick off and “peel” the membrane, or macular pucker, away from the retina surface. The vitreous gel is replaced with a salt solution and the eye is closed.
Learn more about macular pucker peel surgery here.