Symptoms of a Macular Hole

Macular holes often begin gradually. Depending on the stage of the macular hole, you may experience the following symptoms:

  • Decreased ability to see fine details when looking directly at something, regardless of its distance from you
  • Vision distortion similar to looking through thick fog or wavy glass
  • A dark or blind spot in the center of your field of vision

If you notice any of these symptoms, please schedule an appointment with a Retina Vitreous Associates, Board Certified Retina Specialist as soon as possible.

They will use a special instrument to look inside the eye and see whether the macula has a hole in it. It is important to note that if the macula is damaged, you will not lose your vision entirely. You will still have peripheral, or side, vision.

Vision Comparison Photo Credit: National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health