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Macular Holes and Cataracts

Macular holes and cataracts.jpgA macular hole is a tiny gap that appears at the center of the retina, the area called the macula.  The retina is the light-sensitive film at the back of the eye.  A macular hole, in the early stage, can cause blurred or distorted vision.  In later stages, you may notice a small black patch or a missing patch in the center of your vision.  This is a macular hole.  It isn’t typically painful and doesn’t cause vision loss or blindness.  If you are noticing these symptom, see your eye care professional right away.  Surgery is often needed to repair the hole.

Cataracts occur when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy, leading to a decrease in vision.  Cataracts can affect one or both eyes and can develop slowly.  Symptoms included blurry vision, halos around light, faded colors and trouble with bright lights.  People with cataracts often report difficulty with driving or reading.  Cataract surgery normally resolves the problem.

For more information, please contact the staff at Associated Retina Consultants in Phoenix at 602-242-4928 or

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