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Macular Hole Surgery Complications
I had consulted 2 surgeons prior to a projected macular hole surgery; one will be using C3F8 and the other SF6. Whats the difference of the two types?
Excellent surgery: Macular hole surgery is one of the great successes of modern ophthalmology. In good hands, it has a greater than 90% success rate at closing the hole, and most patients have good vision recovery. However, how good the vision will be after surgery is not predictable, and generally worse the longer the hole was present before repair. Not having surgery for a macular hole = bad idea. ...Read more
Went to the eye dr. He said my vision was 20/400. What does that mean. I had macular hole surgery last year in my rt. eye.
Poor eyesight : 20/400 vision means that you see at 20 feet what others can see at 400 feet. There are many people with 20/400 vision. However, they can be corrected to 20/20 with glasses or contacts. If your vision is 20/400 and cannot be corrected, it means you have poor eyesight and are legally blind. ...Read more
Fixable: A macular hole represents an opening of the central vision area of the vision tissue (retina) that develops. It is usually associated with a decline in visual acuity and 'funny' "scrunched up" vision centrally. Having surgery to repair the macular hole has greater than 90% success rate, and the vision is usually dramatically improved compared to be fore surgery, but not as good as it was. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Retinal detachemnt: Retinal detachment is a detachment of the retina from the inside of the eye. The portion of retina that is detached leaves the vision completely black in the detached area. Retinal detachment is usually caused by a peripheral hole/tear of the retina. A macular hole is a hole in the center of the macula, the portion responsible for central vision causing varying degrees of loss. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A friend was diagnosed w/ a macular hole a few months ago. On a later visit, the hole apparently disappeared. Is this normal and any repercussions?
The day after vitrectomy for a macular hole, the gas dissipated to less than half the amount it should be. Why?
If a ophthalmologist says you have an epiretinal member and a new macular hole that's developed what does it mean?
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