Peter Stalmans.

Peter Stalmans, M .D., Ph.D., Matthew S. Benz, M.D., Arnd Gandorfer, M.D., Anselm Kampik, M.D., Aniz Girach, M.D., Stephen Pakola, M.D., and Julia A. Haller, M.D. For the MIVI-TRUST Study Group: Enzymatic Vitreolysis with Ocriplasmin for Vitreomacular Traction and Macular Holes The human vitreous body is bounded by the retina and is variably adherent to it posteriorly. Collagen fibrils forming the posterior vitreous cortex are attached at the macula firmly, the central area of the retina where visual acuity is best, and are connected to its internal limiting membrane through a biochemical glue made up of proteoglycans, including laminin and fibrinectin.1-4 With ageing, the gel-like vitreous progressively liquefies and vitreoretinal adhesions weaken, leading to separation of the vitreous from the retina, or posterior vitreous detachment.5-7 Vitreomacular adhesion is observed following partial posterior vitreous detachment, whenever a portion of the posterior vitreous remains mounted on the macula.

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