You May Need Surgery To Repair A Macular Hole

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You May Need Surgery To Repair A Macular Hole Taking care of your eyes is very important but there can be times when something is amiss. You may be a good candidate for macular hole surgery. While it can be scary to go through such a procedure it may be the wise step to help you with your vision needs. Working closely with your eye doctor you can go through what it entails and your questions can get answered. Knowing what to expect with macular hole surgery will help you to relax. You should do your homework to confirm your eye doctor is one with plenty of experience. Your confidence in them is going to increase when you read plenty of positive information about them being shared by previous patients. Working With Your Eye Doctor If you have a macular hole surgery is the only want to repair it. There aren’t any other options such as medications or eye drops for you to consider. With this in mind your eye doctor isn’t going to take a wait and see approach. They are going to encourage you to get the macular hole surgery scheduled as soon as possible. What to Expect The macular hole surgery will take a few hours and be conducted in the office. You will need someone to take you there and to give you a ride home. After the procedure you will be moved into a recovery area. You will be monitored there and released to go home when they are confident your vital signs are regular and you don’t have any concerns. Most patients will have improved vision after this procedure. However that isn’t always the case for all patients. You need to be well aware of this fact going into the surgery. While your doctor wants to be encouraging they have a responsibility to share with you both sides of the equation. You need to be hoping for the best but also preparing for the worst.The sooner you take part in the surgical procedure after the development of a macular hole the better the chances of improved vision. If you have had it for a year or longer the chances of your visitation improving become slimmer and slimmer. With this in mind carve out time for the procedure and the recovery. You don’t want to prolong it and reduce the effectiveness.

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Recovery Your recovery from macular hole surgery is going to include a special chair so you can keep yourself face down for several days. You will need someone to help you take care of things around the house and with any pets or children you have. You are going to need to take some time off work too. Once you can go back to an upright position your activities will be limited. You aren’t going to be able to take part in any vigorous activities or heavy lifting. Your doctor will give you a fully list of requirements to follow during your recovery from macular hole surgery. Don’t cheat or try to cut corners or you can increase the risk of an infection or an injury. Be patient and do all you need to in order to gain the full benefits from this procedure. Make sure you keep all appointments with your doctor so they can evaluate your progress. They will give you updated feedback on what to do to care for yourself after each visit. It is going to take time for you to recover but it is going to be worth it to see vision improvements Find a provider you trust and who you feel comfortable communicating with. About Us: Your vision is too important to trust to just anyone. Retina Surgeon offers the best techniques and skilled technicians to help you. It doesn’t matter if you were referred to us by someone you know or your own eye doctor. Perhaps you are looking for a second opinion. We want you to feel comfortable asking questions and to be well informed about your options. Contact us for a consultation and to learn more about our procedures at Our reputation speaks volumes about what we offer and how we treat our patients. It is important to take care of your vision needs as early as possible. Quality care can aid you with healing and improving your vision.

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