In general these types of problems (epiretinal membrane, retinal hole, macular hole) often have to do with the natural aging and degeneration of the vitreous gel. When the gel degenerates it can collapse and pull away from the retina sometimes causing a retinal hole or detachement. The surface of the retina can also wrinkle or pucker because the gel is not there up against it to keep it smooth. In the end, your problems are likely due the effects of aging on the vitreous and retina
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