The operation will be performed by an experienced surgeon.A more junior surgeon might perform some, or all, of your operation under the supervision of an experienced surgeon.
You will need an operation called a “vitrectomy” to repair the macular hole.This involves making tiny cuts in the eye and removing the vitreous from inside.Then your eye is filled with a bubble of special gas.It is replaced by the eye’s own aqueous fluid.While the eye is full of gas, it cannot see clearly.
We usually put small stitches in the eye.These dissolve naturally over about four to six weeks.At the end of the operation,we usually put a pad and shield over your eye to protect it.These will be removed the morning after your surgery.
Following the surgery,your surgeon may require you to “Posture” ,which means lying or sitting in a position that keep your face down for 10days.This position allows the gas bubble to press against the macula and seal the hole.Your surgeon will advise you if it is necessary for you to posture after your surgery.
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