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Macular Surgery

Macular Surgeries Performed by Dr Devinder Chauhan

As a leading ophthalmic surgeon in Melbourne, Dr Devinder Chauhan is capable of performing a number of vitrectomy surgeries in order to correct or treat problems with the macula. This includes epiretinal membrane (macular pucker), macular hole, vitreomacular traction syndrome, and macular oedema. Click on one of the surgeries on this page to learn more, or continue reading for a short summary of each type.

Available Macular Surgeries

The macular surgeries that Dr Chauhan can perform include:

  • Vitrectomy for epiretinal membrane – Also referred to as macular pucker surgery, this procedure is performed to remove vitreous gel and peel the inner limiting membrane (ILM).
  • Vitrectomy for macular hole – This procedure involves a vitrectomy and the peeling of the ILM in order to repair macular holes. After the surgery, a posturing period is necessary.
  • Vitrectomy for vitreomacular traction syndrome – The procedure for vitreomacular traction syndrome includes a vitrectomy as well as the peeling of the ILM.
  • Vitrectomy for macular oedema – When epiretinal membrane causes thickening of the macula, a vitrectomy for macular oedema is recommended. This surgery is similar to the surgery required for epiretinal membrane.