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Macular pucker symptoms can vary from no vision loss to severe vision loss. For most people with the condition, however, vision remains stable and does not get progressively worse. Common macular pucker symptoms can include blurry or distorted vision, difficulty in seeing fine details, or even a blind spot in the center of vision.

An Overview of Macular Pucker Symptoms

A macular pucker is a condition in which scar tissue forms over the macula, which is the part of the eye responsible for the sharp, central vision we need for reading, driving, and seeing fine detail. Macular pucker symptoms, if present, can affect this central vision.
 

Common Macular Pucker Symptoms

Vision loss from a macular pucker can vary from no loss to severe loss, although severe vision loss is uncommon. People with a macular pucker may notice that their vision is blurry or mildly distorted, and that straight lines can appear wavy. They may have trouble seeing fine detail and reading small print. There may be a gray area in the center of their vision, or perhaps even a blind spot.
 
For most people, vision remains stable and does not get progressively worse. Usually, macular pucker affects one eye, although it may affect the other eye later.
 

A Summary of Macular Pucker Symptoms

These possible symptoms are not always sure signs of a macular pucker. Other conditions can cause these symptoms. If you have possible macular pucker symptoms, you should see your healthcare provider so that the problem can be diagnosed and treated as quickly as possible.
 
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