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    Vitreomacular traction syndrome fact sheet

    This condition can cause your central vision to become blurry and/or distorted. The symptoms are very similar to AMD.

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    Vitreomacular traction syndrome occurs when the clear, jelly-like substance inside the eye, called the vitreous, pulls on the macula, distorting its normal shape. 

    This pulling isn’t painful. But because the macula is responsible for detailed central vision, it can cause your vision to become blurry and/or distorted. It may also cause straight lines to appear wavy or bent. They are similar symptoms to those experienced in other macular conditions, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

    This fact sheet outlines the cause of vitreomacular traction syndrome, how it is diagnosed and how it is treated and managed. The fact sheet is available to download.

    If you’ve been diagnosed with vitreomacular traction syndrome, it’s important to monitor your vision carefully using an Amsler grid. Consult your eye health professional immediately if you notice any sudden changes in your vision.