A Macular Hole is a small break in the macula, which is the central area of the retina that is responsible for central vision. If this condition occurs, you may experience a decrease in your ability to see fine details. You may also experience cloudy or foggy vision or, in some cases, a dark spot across your vision field. Sometimes, macular holes occur as a result of injury or illness. They may also develop as a part of the aging process when the gel-like material, the vitreous fluid, pulls on the macula.
Generally, your retina specialist may recommend frequent eye exams to make sure the macular hole is not getting worse. In other cases, you may need surgical repair followed by a period of recovery.
If you believe that you are experiencing conditions as described above or are concerned about the health of your eyes, it is important to see an eye care specialist immediately. If you have been diagnosed with a retina condition or have been referred to a retina specialist in East Tennessee and would like to make an appointment with Dr. Matt Cole, Knoxville Retina Specialist at Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor & Haun, call (865) 584-0905.