Surgery to remove an Epiretinal Membrane

Surgery to remove an Epiretinal Membrane

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Surgery to Remove an Epiretinal Membrane – patient information to assist informed consent

This RANZCO patient education pamphlet provides information on surgery to remove an epiretinal membrane (ERM).
The topics discussed include:
-   Normal anatomy of the eye, macula and retina
-   Primary and secondary causes of an ERM
-   Diagnosis of an ERM and optical coherence tomography (OCT).

This leaflet can be a useful tool for patients needing removal of an ERM that is causing symptoms and interfering with normal vision. Vitrectomy surgery to remove an ERM is described in detail with accompanying anatomical illustrations. The possible complications of surgery are listed on page 4 to assist the informed-consent process.

Mi-tec publishes 16 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology patient information brochures.  Surgery to remove an ERM is described in plain English to assist the patients’ understanding of health information and to help patients make informed decisions. The RANZCO patient information brochures are printed in five-colour on high-quality A4 sheets.