Study of the pathogenesis of macular holes has been stimulated by the therapeutic opportunities that vitrectomy has offered. Initially thought to be due to anomalous separation of the vitreous from the central fovea, clinical observations and newer imaging modalities have demonstrated a more intricate and varied mechanism. Especially valuable has been the study of cases that appear to be precursor lesions by virtue of vitreofoveal attachments. Probably, there are several processes that jointly direct macular hole formation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of the Eye|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2010|
- Macular cysts
- Macular hole
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