Vitreoretinal interface disorders


  • Marco Pastore Eye Clinic, Department of Medical, Surgical Sciences and Health, University of Trieste, Trieste - Italy image/svg+xml
  • Antonio Gemito Eye Clinic, Department of Medical, Surgical Sciences and Health, University of Trieste, Trieste - Italy
  • Daniele Tognetto Eye Clinic, Department of Medical, Surgical Sciences and Health, University of Trieste, Trieste - Italy



Epiretinal membrane (ERM), Full thickness macular holes (FTMH), Lamellar holes, Optical coherence tomography (OCT), Vitreomacular traction (VMT), Vitreoretinal interface disorders


This article is designed to bridge the knowledge gap for Doctors, shedding light on retinal pathologies that have long dwelled in the shadows of ultra-specialization. It delves into the identification and management of atypical conditions affecting the vitreomacular interface, encompassing disorders like vitreomacular traction, epiretinal membrane, full thickness macular holes and lamellar holes. Optical coherence tomography emerges as a crucial diagnostic tool, significantly enhancing our capacity to recognize abnormalities at the vitreoretinal junction, offering clinical insights unattainable through conventional ophthalmic methods. While vitrectomy remains the predominant choice for treating these conditions, alternative approaches are being explored.


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How to Cite

Pastore, M., Gemito, A., & Tognetto, D. (2024). Vitreoretinal interface disorders. AboutOpen, 11(1), 30–36.
Received 2023-10-23
Accepted 2024-03-06
Published 2024-04-12