Purpose: To report two cases where the primary visual complaints were central visual phenomena, with normal fundus biomicroscopy. Methods: History and clinical examination, fundus autofluorescence, and spectral domain-optical coherence tomography. Results: The authors report 2 patients, a 66-year-old woman and a 77-year-old woman, who complained of a central visual disturbance in one eye. Best-corrected visual acuity was normal. Ophthalmoscopy in the first case was unremarkable and showed minimal retinal pigment epithelial mottling in Case 2. Spectral domain-optical coherence tomography revealed vitreomacular traction with foveal distortion in both eyes, associated with small cysts in the inner retinal layers and in one patient disruption of photoreceptors. Conclusion: Central visual phenomena are important clues for central vitreomacular traction, even in the presence of a normal fundus examination. The authors highlight the importance of performing spectral domain-optical coherence tomography evaluation in this setting before considering neurologic or systemic causes.
- Central visual phenomena
- Spectral domain-optical coherence tomography
- Vitreomacular traction
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