Symptoms and causes

Symptoms and causes

What is it?

In a macular pucker, folds have formed in the middle of the retina (macula, yellow spot). As a result, images may be blurred and distorted.

Diagnosis and treatment

Diagnosis and treatment

Diagnosis

The physician will look into the eye to assess the macula. The pupil must be made as wide as possible to do so. Eye drops are used for this. An OCT scan can be performed to provide an even better picture of a macular pucker. The OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) can be used to create an image of the various layers of the macula and any structures on or under the macula. This examination is painless and harmless.

Treatment

More information about the treatment can be found on the vitrectomy page.

Treatment centres and specialisations

Treatment centres and specialisations
Eye Clinic

Latest publication date: 23/08/2022
Supervising author: Dr Vanwynsberghe David