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August 2017

Features Involved in the Healing Process of Macular Holes

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  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Sacro Cuore Hospital, Negrar, Italy
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017;135(8):833-834. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2017.2207

The mechanism of closure of a macular hole (MH) is not yet fully understood. Spontaneous closure in nontraumatic cases is possible, but quite rare.1 Alternatively, vitrectomy and gas tamponade, with or without internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling, achieve anatomic success in 80% to 95% of cases. During recent years, different techniques have been attempted to improve the closure rate of MH and bring it closer to 100%.

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