Macular Hole: Vitrectomy Surgery


The macula is the portion of the retina responsible for detailed central vision. As we age, the vitreous inside the eye can shrink and pull on the retina, creating a hole in the macula. In its early stages, a macular hole can cause a slight distortion or blurriness in the central vision. Reading, and performing other routine tasks, such as driving, may become difficult. If the condition progresses, patients will experience a loss of central vision. If left untreated, the vision loss from the macular hole can be permanent.

Learn more at the American Academy of Ophthalmology website.




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