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Macular Hole
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  What is a Macular Hole?
The retina is the light sensitive membrane at the back of the eye which sees the picture. The Macula is the most sensitive part of the retina and is important for seeing fine detail. This includes reading, colours and recognising faces.

What are the symptoms of Macular Hole?

Patients may notice blurred vision, loss of central vision, and waviness of straight lines. For example, doorframes may appear crooked.

What causes Macular Hole?

The eye is filled with a jelly like substance called vitreous. With time this may contract and pull on the Macula which causes it to tear and form a hole.






What is the treatment?

Various investigations and special scans can evaluate the extent and depth of the hole. Your surgeon will then advise you regarding the best course of treatment for your individual case. Treatment may involve surgery.



  Macular Hole

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