Vitrectomy for macular pucker and vitreomacular traction syndrome

@article{Koerner1999VitrectomyFM,
  title={Vitrectomy for macular pucker and vitreomacular traction syndrome},
  author={Fritz Koerner and Justus G Garweg},
  journal={Documenta Ophthalmologica},
  year={1999},
  volume={97},
  pages={449-458}
}
During the course of a so-called posterior vitreous detachment, a thin layer of the posterior vitreous cortex often remains adherent to the underlying retina. Tangential stretch of this vitreous pseudomembrane may cause vitreomacular traction syndrome, edema, and macular hole formation. The same process appears to underlie the development of true epimacular membranes (idiopathic macular pucker). Vitrectomy is generally agreed to be the most appropriate treatment for these clinical situations… CONTINUE READING

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