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OCT scan frequency

How often do you typically recommend OCT scans to moniter macular edema post Vitrectomy/ERM peel surgery?
  
1 month post surgery my center thickness was 450
4 months post surgery my center thickness was 385

I am now at 5 1/2 months post surgery and I am wondering how I am progressing.  Retina specialist didn't give any recommendations, so I think I am on my own.   He did say at 4 month post surgery that a 2+ cataract suddenly formed on surgery eye, but I shouldn't do cataract surgery until eye has "settled down"...but gave me no clear numbers that would indicate "settled down"....

MY QUESTION:
Would you please give us an idea what range of numbers for macula center thickness I should be watching for and how often to get an OCT to moniter it ?

Thank you !!!!
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Macular thickness after ERM peel does not mean there is residual edema.  The macula can remain abnormally thick and still have good vision.  You should evaluate visual potential with a PAM or RAM test and consider cataract surgery.

Dr. O.
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Hi Doctor O,
I love that you really try to say something of value when you answer these questions.  Just know we all appreciate that !

I did not know that Macular thickness did not necessarily mean there is residual edema.  

NEW QUESTION:
Is it important to know if the remaining thickness is due to edema in regards to it potentially causing future problems to the retina photoreceptors, etc?

I haven't been able to find any articles on this.  I would GREATLY appreciate any light you can shed on this issue, as I'm sure residual macular thickness  also happens  to many others post surgery.
Thanks !!!!
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