Macular Pucker

Macular pucker, also known as epiretinal membrane or cellophane maculopathy, occurs when cells settle on the surface of the retina and form a thin membrane. This membrane adheres to the underlying retinal tissue and can contract over time, leading to structural changes in the retina. These changes often result in distorted or blurred central vision, affecting tasks such as reading or recognizing faces. While macular pucker can occur due to various factors, such as age or previous eye conditions, surgery is currently considered the most effective treatment option. Dr. Ellingson, with his extensive experience and expertise, has successfully performed hundreds of surgeries to remove these membranes and restore visual clarity to his patients.

Dr. Ellingson understands the significant impact that macular pucker can have on a person’s life, affecting their ability to perform daily activities that rely on clear central vision. With a deep understanding of the underlying causes and complexities of this condition, he utilizes advanced surgical techniques to delicately remove the membrane from the surface of the retina. By meticulously addressing the affected area, Dr. Ellingson aims to restore the architecture of the retina, allowing light to properly focus on the macula and improve central vision. His surgical interventions have brought relief and improved quality of life to numerous patients struggling with macular pucker.

Beyond his surgical expertise, Dr. Ellingson takes a patient-centered approach, considering the unique circumstances and needs of each individual. He recognizes that the impact of macular pucker extends beyond physical symptoms, often affecting emotional well-being and overall quality of life. Dr. Ellingson strives to provide compassionate care, ensuring that his patients receive personalized attention and support throughout their treatment journey. Through his dedication and commitment, Dr. Ellingson has become a trusted name in the field, providing effective surgical solutions for macular pucker and offering hope to those seeking visual improvement.