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In most cases, the macular pucker symptoms of vision distortion and blurriness are mild, and no treatment is necessary. People usually adjust to the mild visual distortion, since it does not affect activities of daily life, such as reading and driving.
 
In rare cases, vision deteriorates to the point where it affects daily routine activities. When this happens, surgery may be recommended for treating macular pucker. The procedure is called a vitrectomy.
 
(Click Macular Pucker Vitrectomy for more information on this surgery.)
 
Using eye drops, medications, or nutritional supplements as treatment will not improve vision distorted by a macular pucker. Sometimes, however, the scar tissue -- which causes a macular pucker -- separates from the retina, and the macular pucker clears up.
 
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