Late development of a lamellar macular hole after the spontaneous separation of vitreoretinal traction: case report



To report a case of epiretinal macular membrane and a lamellar macular hole developing after the spontaneous separation of an idiopathic vitreoretinal traction.


Retrospective, observational, long follow-up of a case evaluated and documented with optical coherence tomography and managed with current therapies including pars plana vitrectomy.


Good anatomic and functional results with stable 20/30 best-corrected visual acuity.


The natural course of idiopathic vitreomacular traction has been documented during prolonged observation after its spontaneous separation from the fovea leading to the development of an epiretinal membrane and a lamellar macular hole.

Eur J Ophthalmol 2016; 26(6): e168 - e170

Article Type: CASE REPORT



Alvaro Rodríguez, Francisco J. Rodríguez, Marcela Valencia, Claudia Castaño

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Conflict of interest: None of the authors has conflict of interest with this submission.

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