Treatment of a Macular Hole
Most macular holes require surgery and there are two main stages to the treatment:
- Vitrectomy surgery to remove the vitreous and insert a gas bubble into the eye to support its structure
- Recovery period when the gas bubble pushes the retina back into place and closes the hole (the gas will be absorbed as the eye naturally refills with vitreous fluid)
The longer you have had a macular hole, the more difficult it is to recovery lost vision, which is why it’s important to see a specialist as soon as possible.