One Eye Macular Hole

Macular Hole Treatment

A macular hole is a small hole in the central part of the retina which can lead to distortion and blurring of central vision. A macular hole normally only occurs in one eye, although they are present in both eyes in 10-15% of cases. They can be detected by a scan of the back of the eye.

Macular holes are not related to macular degeneration.

Treatment

Every patient is unique, so we offer a detailed consultation with one of our Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeons to determine suitability, answer all your questions and explain the treatment options.

Vitrectomy: surgical removal of the vitreous gel from the eye, which is then replaced by a bubble of inert gas allowing the hole to close.

Other treatments include injections of ocriplasmin (Jetrea) into the eye to separate the vitreous gel from the retina.

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