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  • Is vitrectomy safe with extremely dry eyes?


    I am contemplating vitrectomy surgery for macular pucker, but am concerned about my extremely dry eyes. Could my dry eye have caused my macular pucker and is vitrectomy surgery safe with very dry eyes?


    Dry eye is unrelated to retinal pathology and did not cause or contribute to the macular pucker.

    A macular pucker, or epiretinal membrane, develops on the surface of the retina and can distort the normal shape of the retina causing blurry or distorted vision in some cases. It is always best to treat underlying dry eye and optimize dry eye management prior to eye surgery, if it is not an emergency surgery.

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