Vitreomacular traction (VMT) syndrome is an eye condition involving the vitreous, the clear gel that fills the inside of the eyeball. It is a vision-threatening condition and can cause symptoms ranging from blurry vision to distorted and blacked-out central vision. Most patients who have VMT syndrome experience some difficulty doing daily tasks that require sharp vision, such as reading or watching TV.
Vitreomacular traction can lead to a macular hole. A macular hole will distort and blur the central vision and, in most cases, needs surgical intervention in order to reduce the likelihood of permanent vision loss.
An OCT examination can diagnose VMT and surgical intervention is required if VMT is threatening a macular hole.