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Treatments For Macular Hole
Retinal break: A macular hole is a type of detachment of the retinal in the center of the vision. Many are spontaneous and some related to trauma. It causes a lowering of the central acuity and commonly is progressive unless treated. Treatment is done by retinal surgeons , is somewhat complex but commonly can reverse the process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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?
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
Depends: Without intervention (surgery), anything but what is called a "Stage 1" macular hole will not heal. If it is a "Stage 1" macular hole, it will go away in about 50% of the time over weeks to months. If it is a "Stage 2-4" macular hole, surgery will be required, and vision recovery after surgery takes weeks to a few months. An evaluation by a competent retina specialist might be helpful. ...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
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