Idiopathic Macular Hole

Publication Date: February 1, 2020

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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Key Points

...ey Poin...

...ple with vitreous traction and no macular hol...


...Idiopathic Macular Hole...


Etiology

...iology

...investigators believe that macular hole...


...ages and Characteristics of Macular Holes...

...Stage Characteristics...


Diagnosis

...iagnosis...

Care Process

...re Process...

The initial evaluation of a patient w...


...plete history includes: duration and locatio...


...cal examination includes slit-lamp biomi...


Physical examination also includes...


...etailed information about the anatomy...


...evaluation should include a careful assessment...


...important to diagnose a macular hole in the f...


...o help to identify at-risk eyes evident...


Table 3. Idiopathic Macular Hole (Initial Evaluation and Therapy)

...able 3. Idiopathic Macular Hole (Initial Ev...

Management

...agement...

Treatment

...reatment...

...eferral to an ophthalmologist who has expert...


...of certain diagnostic procedures is often d...


...should be informed to notify their ophthalmolog...


...tients with function-limiting postop...