An unusual maculopathy after routine cataract surgery



To report the presentation of apparent acute and transient vitreomacular traction causing reduction in visual acuity following routine cataract surgery.


A case series describing three patients that developed acute and transient vitreomacular traction following routine cataract surgery by experienced surgeons. No patients had any significant past medical or ophthalmic history. The patients presented shortly after surgery with reduction in visual acuity and dramatic optical coherence tomography (OCT) images suggesting vitreomacular traction.


All three patients experienced spontaneous resolution of symptoms and clinical signs within the first few weeks after surgery. Two patients experienced continued mild metamorphopsia.


To our knowledge, this is the first documented report of such cases with associated confirmation by OCT imaging.

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Source: Pubmed