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February 1999

Macular Hole: A Continuing Saga

Arch Ophthalmol. 1999;117(2):248-249. doi:10.1001/archopht.117.2.248

IT HAS BEEN FASCINATING to observe how clinical interest in the subject of macular holes has evolved during this decade. Prior to 1991, it would have been unthinkable that there would be a section on macular hole and macular hole surgery on the program of virtually every national and international meeting of vitreoretinal surgeons. The 3 driving forces underlying this metamorphosis are the development of new ideas concerning pathogenesis, the availability of treatment, and the emergence of new data on prevalence.