Patient discussion about membranes
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Q. HYALINE MEMBRANE DISEASE
in pre-mature infants;what are the causes of it in pregnant women?
|A||the cause of Hyaline Membrane disease is pre-mature birth. while the fetus develop, about in the 29th week a substance called surfactant is created in the lungs. this substance's function is to change the surface tension of the fluid in the lungs- therefore decreasing it's force. the surface tension tends to shrink the lungs and can cause the lungs to collapse. so a premature baby wouldn't be able to breath properly.|
Q. For those that had an epimacular membrane removed, how long was it before your eye healed?
How was your vision afterwards? Do you now require or benefit from glasses?
|A||Epimacular membrane removal can be associated with a variety of ocular conditions and therefore the healing process varies tremendously depending on the underlying pathology. Furthermore, this condition may recur.|
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