Macular Hole

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Quiz: Do You Understand Macular Holes?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

Diabetic eye disease can be a cause of a macular hole.

Explanation:
Common causes of a macular hole include high myopia (nearsightedness), injury or trauma to the eye, diabetic eye disease, retinal detachment and macular pucker.
2

A dark spot in your central vision is a symptom of a macular hole.

Explanation:
Symptoms of a macular hole include vision loss, blurry vision or a dark spot in your central vision.
3

If your optometrist or ophthalmologist determines that you have a macular hole, you will likely start medication to treat the condition.

Explanation:
If your optometrist or ophthalmologist determines that you have a macular hole, you will likely see a vitreoretinal surgeon to discuss closing the macular hole and improving or stabilizing visual acuity.
4

Pars plana vitrectomy has a 90 percent success rate.

Explanation:
Pars plana vitrectomy is a common surgical procedure that has a 90 percent success rate, meaning that the macular hole closes and vision is improved or stabilized.
5

It's rare for a patient with a macular hole in one eye to develop one in their other eye.

Explanation:
People who have had a macular hole in one eye have a higher chance of developing a macular hole in their other eye, so it’s important to see your eye doctor for regular eye exams.