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Question:
I have had a puckered retina for the last 10 years. I need cataract surgery and I'm afraid my retina will detach because of it. What are the chances of this happening?

Answer:
There is really no relation between macular pucker—or what is also called pre-retinal fibrosis—and retinal detachment. However, since it occurs in the macula or central vision area, you may have limitations on your vision even after cataract surgery. A retina specialist will sometimes do surgery on this area to improve the vision.

Answered by: Jeffrey Whitman, MDDr. Jeffrey Whitman

Categories: Cataracts, Eye Surgery

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