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S.R. J. Taylor, I. Zaheer, P.J. Patel, N. Karia; Spontaneous Resolution of Vitreomacular Traction in Young Patients . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2005;46(13):5424.
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Purpose: To report two cases of spontaneous resolution of vitreomacular traction in young patients Methods: Two patients who attended the vitreoretinal clinic at Southend Hospital underwent full clinical evaluation, including retinal optical coherence tomography (OCT) scanning, and were diagnosed with vitreomacular traction (VMT). Repeated over a period of six months demonstrated complete spontaneous resolution, both on clinical examination and repeat OCT scanning. Results: Serial clinical and OCT evaluation demonstrated complete resolution of vitreomacular traction in both patients with deatachment of the posterior hyaloid face away from the macula. This was associated with complete symptom resolution in both patients. Conclusions: Although spontaneous resolution of VMT is a well–known phenomenon, it is nevertheless relatively rare. Both of these patients were young and we postulate that spontaneous resolution is more frequent in this age group.
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