Mahi Muqit, Retina Surgeon UK, Provides Predictors Of Vitreomacular Traction
Mahi Muqit is a leading London-based consultant ophthalmologist, specializing in macular, retina and diabetic retinopathy, along with complex cataract surgeries. This expert surgeon is backed by years of experience and is an active volunteer with Helen Keller International.
As a retina specialist, he considers both surgical and pharmacologic interventions when it comes to vitreomacular traction or VMT, taking the patient's ocular history into account when determining the right treatment option.
In some cases, anti-VEGF is used to predict spontaneous posterior vitreous detachment in patients with this eye condition. Studies carried out have identified that VMT patients with inner retinal involvement were more likely to resolve in patients than those with inner and outer retina involvement.
Vitreomacular traction associated with the ocular disease is estimated to range anywhere from 0.35% to 1.5% of the general population, which shows a large disease burden and potentially a large treatment demand. Vitreous traction on the macular is often due to anomalous and incomplete posterior vitreous detachment and can also be associated with other conditions, including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema and retinal vein occlusion.
In some rare cases, spontaneous resolution of vitreomacular traction without pharmacologic or surgical intervention can occur, eliminating the VMT symptoms. Studies identified these factors, which are often associated with spontaneous separation and resolution of the disease.
Ray Man, the PA to Mahi Muqit said “Studies used sixty-one patients with vitreomacular traction as seen on optical coherence tomography (OCT) and excluded patients who had previous surgeries or prior treatments. The VMT was characterized for each patient as focal less than 400um or broad, which was more than 400um. This was based on horizontal OCT scans.”
Ray Man went on to say “VMT was classified by the degree of inner only to both inner and outer retinal involvement. Patients who had inner retinal distortion showed abnormal inner retinal architecture up to the outer nuclear layer. They also showed normal outer retinal autonomy. Patients with both inner and outer retinal involvement found the outer architecture was also involved.”
The observation period of the study was one year and found that 35% of the patients experienced VMT resolution, while 45% did not. Patients that experienced spontaneous release of the VMT were more likely to only have inner retinal distortion.
Mahi Muqit is a leading consultant ophthalmologist, cataract and vitreoretinal surgeon at two private clinics in London, United Kingdom. He provides patients with superior service and support with a range of surgical procedures to meet their eyesight requirements. He has built up a solid reputation for his eye services in the London area as an expert eye doctor and surgeon offering surgical retina, medical retina and complex cataract surgery. He also offers surgery to patients suffering from diabetic retinopathy. Mahi Muqit is a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, a member of the British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons and the UK and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. To find out more, visit https://www.retinasurgeon.uk.com/.