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Uploaded on May 23, 2008
Macular pucker surgery using 25 gauge small incision "no stitch" system. This 68 year old man has had decreasing vision for 1 year from a macular pucker. He also is diabetic and has had cataract surgery. Because of his macular edema he was treated over the year with steroids, but his viision did not improve. The visual acuity is 20/100. Usually vision is worse for 2 to 4 weeks after macular pucker surgery. Thanks to the small incision system and also because of this patients tense macular pucker, his vision started to improve the very first day after surgery.