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.
What is the success rate of a vitrectomy?
Vitrectomy procedures are an effective surgery and severe complications are rare. According to the American Society of Retina Specialists, most surgeries have a 90 percent success rate.
How common are macular holes?
Macular holes are most common in people age 60 or older and seem to be more common in women.
Can a hole in the macula be repaired?
Although some macular holes can seal themselves and require no treatment, surgery is necessary in many cases to help improve vision. In this surgical procedure–called a vitrectomy–the vitreous gel is removed to prevent it from pulling on the retina and replaced with a bubble containing a mixture of air and gas.
How long does it take for vision to improve after macular hole surgery?
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.