• How long is vitreomacular traction observed before you’re safe?


    Question:

    In the case of vitreomacular traction, how long is the watch and wait period? At what time would it be sufficient to know that there will be no damage and you are out of the woods?


    Answer:

    In vitreomacular traction, there is no standard period of time for watching the eye and there is also no standard period of time for determining when the risk is resolved. It can take days, months or years before vitreomacular traction resolves on its own. It can also progress, worsen and lead to macular hole formation. Be sure to report changes in your vision to your ophthalmologist and attend all follow-up appointments with your ophthalmologist as instructed.


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