News & Development


Vitreomacular traction and macula hole formation and closure


A/Prof Heriot has been studying the anatomical features of vitreous traction and macular holes to better understand how these pathologies evolve.

Study findings

Recent advances in immunohistology stains have enabled the identification of many more types of nerve cell populations. This has made it possible to identify a previously unrecognised critical structure in the macula of human eyes and has
facilitated a much better understanding of the interpretation of OCT findings.


This work has been performed in collaboration with Professor Erica Fletcher from the Anatomy School, University of Melbourne; Professor Robin Guymer, Head, Macular Research Unit, Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA); and Francine
Behar-Cohen, Cordeliers Research Centre (CRC) Paris, France.