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Is an atrophic hole in your retina serious?

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Dr. Keshav Narain
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
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In brief: Atrophic hole, No

An atrophic hole in the retina is usually not considered to be dangerous.
A full thickness atrophic hole can be treated with laser to stabilize it if the surgeon feels that it is a threat and may progress to a detachment. If it progresses to a detachment, that is serious.

In brief: Atrophic hole, No

An atrophic hole in the retina is usually not considered to be dangerous.
A full thickness atrophic hole can be treated with laser to stabilize it if the surgeon feels that it is a threat and may progress to a detachment. If it progresses to a detachment, that is serious.
Dr. Keshav Narain
Dr. Keshav Narain
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Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology

In brief: Usually not

Atrophic holes can be found in 2-5/100 people and are associated with lattice degeneration; however, retinal detachments occur at a rate of one in 9, 000 (much less).
Atrophic holes tend to remain stable and do not require treatment unless there is a history of retinal tear or detachment (in the fellow eye or in the family) most can generally be followed without treatment (laser treatment).

In brief: Usually not

Atrophic holes can be found in 2-5/100 people and are associated with lattice degeneration; however, retinal detachments occur at a rate of one in 9, 000 (much less).
Atrophic holes tend to remain stable and do not require treatment unless there is a history of retinal tear or detachment (in the fellow eye or in the family) most can generally be followed without treatment (laser treatment).
Dr. Bruce Saran
Dr. Bruce Saran
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