What is Macular Hole?

A macular hole is a hole that is usually found over the centre of the macula, which is the fovea. There are several risk factors for this kind of hole to develop, including trauma, sun-gazing, and short-sightedness. However, a large proportion of them has no specific cause.

If you have a macular hole, you may experience distortion of central vision, and difficulty with reading or seeing fine details.


Treatment for Macular Hole

It is treated with a vitrectomy and peeling the superficial layer of the retina to help relieve the tractional forces which may be contributing to the hole and keeping it open. Usually, a bubble of gas is left in the eye after the surgery and this will better help in sealing the macular hole.

Eye screening is essential to detect silent eye problems, like Glaucoma, that can affect your vision before you know it.

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Drinking plenty of water can prevent dehydration, which may reduce the symptoms of dry eyes.

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