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To repair a hole in the macula of an eye, is it operation?

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Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Can be

A vitrectomy (removal of the gel in the eye) can sometimes be successful in treating a a macular hole.
It releases the traction on the macula and can improve your vision.

In brief: Can be

A vitrectomy (removal of the gel in the eye) can sometimes be successful in treating a a macular hole.
It releases the traction on the macula and can improve your vision.
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery

In brief: See below

A pars plana vitrectomy is performed to remove the vitreous.
Then, the internal limiting membrane is removed from the surface of the macula, often after being stained with a dye called indocyanine green to help visualize it for the surgeon. Lastly, a gas bubble is injected into the eye. A patient then remains face-down for several days so the gas bubble pushes on the macula to close the hole.

In brief: See below

A pars plana vitrectomy is performed to remove the vitreous.
Then, the internal limiting membrane is removed from the surface of the macula, often after being stained with a dye called indocyanine green to help visualize it for the surgeon. Lastly, a gas bubble is injected into the eye. A patient then remains face-down for several days so the gas bubble pushes on the macula to close the hole.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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