Vitreomacular Traction

Vitreomacular Traction

 

The vitreous that is within our eye, can liquidfy as we age and separate from the back of our eye. However, if the vitreous doesn’t completely separate from the retina, it can cause complications in our vision. The pulling or “traction” of the vitreous can cause swelling, holes, or puckers on the macula.  Some of the symptoms that you will notice include blurred central vision, distortion, difficult reading, or cloudy central vision. If this occurs, we recommend that you schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible so we can examine you.  Dr. Drouilhet may recommend you to get injections or surgery. Every situation is different, so we will go over the changes for your case on your appointment day. The video below explains how injections or surgery is performed.