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A 67-year-old female asked:

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
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
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

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