I noticed on a previous post that a patient asked if a macular hole enlarges or causes further damage if left alone? The response from Dr. Kutryb was that "If it is a partial hole it can get worse. If it is a complete hole it can't really get any worse".
I have been diagnosed with a Stage III full-thickness macular hole that is the size of 170 micron. I have had the hole since October 2009. My acuity vision has gone from 20/20 to 20/50, but seems to have stabilized since the beginning of January 2010. Based on Dr. Kutryb's reply that a complete hole doesn't get any worse, I'm not sure if I should proceed with the surgery. I thought that my vision would eventually deteriorate without surgery.
My retina specialist is recommending surgery, but I wonder if surger is necessary in light of what I have read in an earlier post where Dr. Kutryb wrote that a complete hole can't get any worse. Do you know what percentage of macular holes do not progress further and vision does not deteriorate any further?
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