Articles tagged with: Vitreomacular Traction

Vitreomacular Adhesion And A New Treatment Option… Jetrea®

AN INTRODUCTION TO A NOVEL TECHNOLOGY

Vitreomacular Adhesion And A New Treatment Option… Jetrea®

The vitreoretinal interface (VRI) contains a diverse mix of extracellular molecules, including collagen, laminin, and fibronectin, that facilitate the adhesion between the vitreous cortex and the innermost retinal layer (the internal limiting membrane—ILM).

Recent imaging advances in optical coherence tomography (spectral domain; SD-OCT) have advanced the accuracy with which diseases of the VRI are diagnosed and managed. Even though patients may be totally asymptomatic, issues such as vitreomacular adhesion and vitreomacular traction may be present. While many do not warrant consultation for possible intervention, the primary-care practitioner will nonetheless uncover the “sleeping condition” with spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and will need to make decisions.

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