Eyes Articles A-Z
Macular Hole - Macular Pucker
This page contains links to eMedTV Eyes Articles containing information on subjects from Macular Hole to Macular Pucker. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
Descriptions of Articles
- Macular Hole
A macular hole is a tear in the macula (the part of the retina that facilitates sharp, central vision). As this eMedTV page explains, the condition is often related to aging. This page takes an in-depth look at symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
- Macular Hole Research
As this eMedTV article explains, macular hole research aims to answer certain questions about the condition. Researchers are also looking at new treatment options, including the use of silicon oil instead of a gas bubble to close the macular hole.
- Macular Hole Stages
As described in this eMedTV article, the three macular hole stages are foveal detachment (stage I), partial-thickness hole (stage II), and full-thickness hole (stage III). This resource offers a brief description of each macular hole stage.
- Macular Hole Surgery
The surgery used for macular hole treatment is called a vitrectomy. This part of the eMedTV library offers an in-depth look this type of surgery, including information on its risks and its potentially challenging recovery process.
- Macular Hole Symptoms
Macular hole symptoms can range from reading difficulties to a detached retina. As this eMedTV article explains, untreated symptoms can gradually progress to a loss of central vision. This page describes various macular hole symptoms.
- Macular Holes
What is a macular hole? This part of the eMedTV Web site briefly describes this eye condition, with information on risk factors, symptoms, and more. Also included in this article is a link to more detailed information.
- Macular Pucker
A macular pucker (scar tissue on the retina) often results in blurred vision. This eMedTV article provides an in-depth look at what this condition is, how it differs from other eye conditions, and how to recognize possible symptoms.