A 67-year-old female asked:
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retinal traction that is involving the macular., can this lead onto any problems. i have this only slightly & macular edema & leakage from a hrvo.

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Dr. Douglas Liva
39 years experience Ophthalmology
Unclear: I assume you mean either CRVO or BRVO. Central vein occlusion and branch retinal vein occlusion can lead to macular edema . Neither condition usually cause macular traction. Macular traction is usually a result of proliferation diabetic retinopathy of macular pucker from an epiretinal membrane. Epiretinal membranes usually don't cause macular edema unless in the postop period after cataract surger
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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