Epiretinal membrane/severe vision loss after surgery

Posted by lmno20 @lmno20, Sep 17 7:38pm

Hi. Has anyone experienced an epiretinal membrane (ERM) with near total vision loss following eye surgery? Have any treatments helped and/or did the membrane eventually go away? I have had an ERM for almost 3 years that can't be removed because there are no edges to grasp. I haven't lost hope but feel lost since this occurence is so rare I can't get answers from my doctor. Thanks for any insight!

Hi @lmno20, welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I was tempted to move your post to this discussion
– Post detached retina surgery followed with cataracts and eye scarring https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/post-detached-retina-surgery-followed-with-cataracts-and-eye-scarring/

In this discussion, @bjackie @imallears @veteran1950 @rwinney and @dsh33782 are discussing similar and related issues.

Lmno, in your case is the epiretinal membrane related to normal age related changes inside the eye or to a condition such as diabetes, retinal tears, blockage of blood vessel, inflammation or prior eye surgery?

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