Epiretinal membrane describes a wrinkling of the macula caused by a very fine cellophane-like membrane that grows and contracts on the surface of the macula, which is the bulls eye of your line of sight. This tends to be a maturing change and can gradually progress over many years. If this occurs to such a degree that it interferes with daily activities or ones lifestyle, then there is a treatment. The treatment for epiretinal membrane is a surgical procedure where the cellophane like membrane is peeled off the surface of the retina, allowing the macula to return to its normal contour, and usually results in improved functional vision. This procedure is performed by retina specialists.