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How is macular pucker treated?

For mild symptoms of macular pucker, no treatment may be necessary. Sometimes just changing your eyeglass prescription or wearing bifocals can improve your vision. For more severe symptoms, a surgery called vitrectomy is recommended. An ophthalmologist uses tiny instruments to remove the wrinkled tissue on your macula. After the tissue is gone, the macula flattens, and vision slowly improves. You should consider this surgery if your vision is blurred or interfering with daily activities.

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