A macular hole was responsible for retinal detachment in 0.5% of patients with rhegmatogenous retinal detachment operated on at the Jules Stein Eye Institute. Surgical treatment with cryotherapy and a Y-shaped sling made of cylindrical silicone sponge resulted in anatomically successful repairs in all cases.
Feman SS, Hepler RS, Straatsma BR. Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment Due to Macular HoleManagement With Cryotherapy and a Y-Shaped Sling. Arch Ophthalmol. 1974;91(5):371-372. doi:10.1001/archopht.1974.03900060383007