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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?

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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