Vitreomacular Traction Syndrome

  • Yusuke IchiyamaEmail author
  • Masahito Ohji
Part of the Retina Atlas book series (RA)


Posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) is commonly seen in the aging eye [1]. Although the majority of PVDs occur without complication, a small proportion can be associated with excessive traction on the macula, resulting in retinal anatomic changes. These eyes are characterized as having vitreomacular traction (VMT). VMT can lead to functional changes such as metamorphopsia and blurring of visual acuity with central visual field defects.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyShiga University of Medical ScienceOtsuJapan

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