Posterior vitreous detachment and idiopathic preretinal macular gliosis

Am J Ophthalmol. 1986 Aug 15;102(2):196-8. doi: 10.1016/0002-9394(86)90144-3.


A prospective study of 78 eyes with idiopathic preretinal macular gliosis disclosed that 74 of the 78 (95%) had posterior vitreous detachments at the time of the initial examination. A second prospective study of 34 eyes with acute posterior vitreous detachment showed preretinal macular gliosis in three eyes (9%) initially (zero to seven days) and in 14 eyes (41%) after an 18-month follow-up period. These two studies indicated that posterior vitreous detachment may play a role in the development of idiopathic preretinal macular gliosis.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Eye Diseases / etiology
  • Female
  • Gliosis / complications*
  • Humans
  • Macula Lutea*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prospective Studies
  • Retinal Diseases / complications*
  • Vitreous Body*