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A child has macular scarring due to a suspected infection. The center of vision is scarred. Is there any possibility to fix it?
There are many different types of scarring in the macula (small part of the retina in the back of the eye responsible for central vision). Most types of scarring are not repairable. However, the cause of the scar is important since some types of scarring may be treatable.
One treatable type of scar tissue is called an epiretinal membrane, or macular pucker. This type can be removed from the retina with surgery.
If there is scarring due to an infection such as toxoplasmosis, unfortunately there is no current treatment available.
The most important thing to remember is to wear safety eye wear and to have the retina monitored for any changes.
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