In the 7 to 10 days after the operation, the gas bubble slowly starts to shrink.
As this happens, the space that was taken up by the gas fills with the natural fluid made by your eye, and your vision should start to improve.
It generally takes 6 to 8 weeks for the gas to be absorbed and vision to improve.
What causes a hole in the macula?
The eye is filled with a gel-like substance called vitreous, which helps maintain the shape of the eye. As people age, the vitreous starts to shrink and pull away from the retina. This usually causes no problems. This tug-of-war can cause a hole in the macula, the area of clearest central vision in the retina.
Do macular holes get worse?
Left untreated, a macular hole can worsen over time. Macular holes occur in three stages: Foveal detachments — about 50 percent worsen without treatment. Partial-thickness holes — about 70 percent worsen without treatment.
How long does it take to clear vision after vitrectomy?
You might have some pain in your eye and your vision may be blurry for a few days after the surgery. You will need 2 to 4 weeks to recover before you can do your normal activities again. It may take longer for your vision to get back to normal.
What is the success rate of macular hole surgery?
Anatomic success rates of macular hole surgery have been reported to be up to 89% without ILM peeling and up to 92% to 97% with peeling.