Meaning of “epiretinal membrane” in the English Dictionary

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"epiretinal membrane" in British English

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epiretinal membranenoun [ C ]

uk /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.

(Definition of “epiretinal membrane” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)