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epiretinal membrane

noun [C]     /ep.ɪˌret.ɪ.nəl ˈmem.breɪn/ US  /ˌep.ɪˈret̬ən.əl ˈmem.breɪn/ specialized
a thin sheet of tissue that develops across the centre of the retina (= the area at the back of the eye that receives light ): An epiretinal membrane does not cause blindness but does affect central vision .The eye and surrounding areaEyesight, glasses and lensesUsing the eyes
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