Vitreomacular traction (VMT) occurs when a strand of the vitreous gel that fills the cavity of the eye pulls on the macula. The macula contains the light-sensing cells inside the back of the eye. The vitreous pulling can cause distortion of the macula.
OCT image showing VMT.
What are the symptoms of vitreomacular traction?
Distortion of the macula can cause visual distortion and blurred vision. The severity of symptoms varies widely.