Macular Pucker and Vitreomacular Traction
Idiopathic epiretinal membrane formation in the macula is also stimulated by posterior vitreous detachment, giving the clinical entities of macular pucker or cellophane maculopathy. It is postulated that the PVD damages the internal limiting membrane stimulating microglial cells proliferation and fibrosis (Messmer et al. 1998; Snead et al. 2004). Myofibroblastic activity may be present (De Juan et al. 1985) and may be commoner in younger patients (Smiddy et al. 1992).
KeywordsRetinal Detachment Macular Hole Retinal Vein Occlusion Cystoid Macular Oedema Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion
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