Eight of every 100,000 people will develop a macular hole in their lifetime. That means that almost 30,000 people in America will be affected. Over 70% of those 30,000 will be females and 98% will be over the age of 55.
Only 3% of the total number affected will be younger and only 30% will be male.
But, what is a macular hole? How does it happen? Are you at risk to develop one? How are they treated?
Read on for the answers to these questions and more as we dive into the details of a macular hole and how it affects vision.