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  • Have you heard of the FILMS (Fluidic Internal Limiting Membrane Separation) procedure to repair a macular pucker?


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    Have you heard of the FILMS (Fluidic Internal Limiting Membrane Separation) procedure to repair a macular pucker?


    Answer:

    FILMS is a specific technique for facilitating surgical removal of a macular pucker (a membrane of scar tissue causing distortion to the central retina) where the surgeon injects a solution between the retina and the membrane to help separate the two and make the removal easier. With most surgeries for macular pucker, the membrane can be removed successfully without using this technique.


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