Epiretinal membrane

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Although rare, pediatric epiretinal membranes (ERMs) typically develop secondary to other congenital, inflammatory, infectious, or traumatic pathology. They typically appear in the absence of complete posterior vitreous detachment as opaque premacular fibrosis adherent to the inner retinal layer, with vessel dragging that may spare the fovea. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) can demonstrate confluent attachment to the inner retina, which tends to cause deeper “taco” folds with apposition of the inner retinal layers and invagination into outer retinal layers. OCT can help guide surgical planning by better characterizing the vitreo-retinal interface and allow for assessment of photoreceptor layer integrity, which may correlate with postoperative vision outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Pediatric Retinal OCT and the Eye-Brain Connection
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9780323609845
ISBN (Print)9780323609852
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Macular pucker
  • Membrane peel
  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Pediatric epiretinal membrane
  • Premacular fibrosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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