What is the macular hole?
As we get older, the vitreous shrinks in size and pulls away from the retina (and macula). We call this a posterior vitreous detachment. Sometimes, the vitreous pulls on the retina too hard and creates a hole in the macula.
What are my treatment options?
Statistically, three quarters of patients will have better vision after surgery. As with all surgeries, the risks, benefits, and alternatives must always be considered.