Macular Pucker

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Quiz: Do You Understand Macular Pucker?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

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1

Macular pucker isn't caused by inflammation of the eye.

Explanation:
Most macular pucker is related to aging, but can also be caused by a detached retina, uveitis (inflammation of the eye), eye injury or diabetic retinopathy.
2

Objects looking wavy is a symptom of a macular pucker.

Explanation:
Macular pucker symptoms include objects looking wavy and trouble seeing details. You may notice a cloudy or grey area in your central vision, or even have a blank spot.
3

A macular pucker always requires surgical treatment.

Explanation:
In some cases, a macular pucker does not require treatment. The scar tissue that causes the macular pucker separates from the retina, and the macular pucker clears up on its own.
4

The surgical technique used to repair macular pucker is called scleral buckle.

Explanation:
The surgical technique used to repair macular pucker is called pars plana vitrectomy.
5

After pars plana vitrectomy for a macular hole, the patient will be required to maintain a particular restricted head position.

Explanation:
After pars plana vitrectomy for a macular hole, the patient will be required to maintain a particular restricted head position. This may vary depending on the size of the hole, from days to several weeks.

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