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Macular holes are defects that can develop in the macula (the central area of the retina, or back inner part of the eye). The macula is where fine detail is visualized. A macular hole is usually noticed when there is a sudden decrease in vision in one eye. Sometimes the decrease in vision is only noticed when the unaffected eye is covered. Macular holes are most often related to the aging process, and are most common in people over 60.

Some symptoms of a macular hole include:

  • Central vision becomes blurred or distorted can occur in the early stages
  • Blind spots may also be noticed

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