Can you get a macular hole in both eyes?

Can you get a macular hole in both eyes?

Can you get a macular hole in both eyes?

Macular holes usually affect one eye, rather than both, although it is possible for both eyes to be affected by macular holes. Macular holes usually develop over time, so you may not notice any symptoms until your vision is affected.

What is macular eye surgery?

Although some macular holes can seal themselves and require no treatment, surgery is necessary in many cases to help improve vision. In this surgical procedure – called a vitrectomy – the vitreous gel is removed to prevent it from pulling on the retina and replaced with a bubble containing a mixture of air and gas.

Where is the macula in the right eye?

The macula is located near the center of the retina; its function is to process harp, clear, straight-ahead vision. The retina is the paper-thin tissue that lines the back of the eye and contains the photoreceptor (light sensing) cells (rods and cones) that send visual signals to the brain.

Do macular holes go away?

It is important to keep these appointments because although the macular hole might not get worse for a while, it will almost never go away by itself. If your vision is decreased and the macular hole is small, your doctor may recommend the use of a drug or gas bubble that is injected into the eye.

Why is the macula so important?

The macula is part of the retina at the back of the eye. It is only about 5mm across but is responsible for our central vision, most of our colour vision and the fine detail of what we see. The macula has a very high concentration of photoreceptor cells – the cells that detect light.

Can macular hole be treated with laser?

Macular holes have not been treated with the laser because of the rarity of subsequent total retinal detachment (RD). The authors attempted to clear the subretinal fluid of the halo by laser coagulation of the rim of the hole.

What is the macula responsible for?

It is the part of the retina that is responsible for sharp, detailed central vision (also called visual acuity). The macula lutea, also called fovea, contains a very high concentration of cones. These are the light-sensitive cells in the retina that give detailed central vision.