Macular Hole

A macular hole is a small break in the macula, located in the center of the eye’s light-sensitive tissue called the retina. The macular provides the sharp, central vision we need for reading, driving, and seeing fine detail.

Facts About Macular Hole

Are there different types of a macular hole?

Yes. There are three stages to a macular hole:

  • Foveal detachments (Stage I). Without treatment, about half of Stage I macular holes will progress.
  • Partial-thickness holes (Stage II). Without treatment, about 70 percent of Stage II macular holes will progress.
  • Full-thickness holes (Stage III).