Diabetic maculopathy induced by vitreo-macular traction: evaluation by optical coherence tomography (OCT)

Doc Ophthalmol. 1999;97(3-4):361-6. doi: 10.1023/a:1002171117039.


Aim: To evaluate the role and efficacy of optical coherence tomography (OCT) in the evaluation of diabetic maculopathy induced by vitreo-retinal traction.

Methods: 12 patients affected by diabetic maculopathy induced by vitreo-retinal traction were examined using biomicroscopy with a three-mirror contact lens, fluorescein angiography (FA) and OCT scanning in order to identify the presence of a vitreomacular traction.

Results: OCT revealed two patterns of maculopathy which were characterised by a thickening of the superior profile of the OCT tomogram or by the disappearance and inversion of the physiologic foveal depression respectively.

Conclusions: OCT may be useful in the characterisation and monitoring of diabetic maculopathy induced by vitreo-retinal traction.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Diabetic Retinopathy / diagnosis*
  • Diabetic Retinopathy / etiology*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Eye Diseases / complications*
  • Female
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Fundus Oculi
  • Humans
  • Macula Lutea / pathology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tomography / methods*
  • Visual Acuity
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitreous Body / pathology*
  • Vitreous Body / surgery