Idiopathic Epiretinal Membrane in Young Patient: A Rare Case Presentation

  • Raba Thapa Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology, Gaushala, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Govinda Paudyal Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology, Gaushala, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Abstract

Epiretinal membrane is avascular fibrous tissue which is adhered to the internal layers of retina in the
macular area. Patient may be asymptomatic or present with blurring of vision and metamorphopsia.
The idiopathic Epiretinal Membrane is more often seen in elderly but it could be present in young
patients in association with other vitreo-retinal diseases and following intraocular surgery. The
idiopathic Eperetinal Membrane in young patients are rare. Here we present a thirty one year healthy
women presented with idiopathic Epiretinal Membrane who gained full visual recovery following
the pars plana vitrectomy, membrane peeling and gas for its rarity.
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Keywords: epiretinal membrane; idiopathic; young women.

Published
2013-07-01
How to Cite
Thapa, R., & Paudyal, G. (2013). Idiopathic Epiretinal Membrane in Young Patient: A Rare Case Presentation. Journal of Nepal Medical Association, 52(191). https://doi.org/10.31729/jnma.2284
Section
Case Reports