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Macular holes can have a profound impact on your vision and quality of life. Fortunately, advancements in surgical techniques and the expertise of retinal specialists have revolutionized the treatment of this condition. In London, individuals with macular holes can rely on the exceptional care provided by Retina Eye Surgeon. In this article, we will explore the importance of macular hole surgery, the specialized services offered in London, and how this surgical intervention plays a crucial role in restoring vision and improving the quality of life for affected individuals.

Understanding Macular Holes

The macula is a small, highly sensitive area located in the centre of the retina. The macula is responsible for sharp, detailed vision. A macular hole occurs when there is a tiny break or defect in the macula. This can lead to blurred or distorted central vision, making it difficult to read, recognize faces, or perform everyday activities that require clear vision. Tears and macular holes are often associated with age-related changes in the eye, but they can also result from trauma or certain medical conditions.

Macular Hole Surgery

Macular hole surgery is a procedure that will repair and close the hole in the macula, restoring central vision. This surgical intervention can significantly improve visual acuity and quality of life for individuals affected by macular holes. The primary surgical techniques used in macular hole repair are vitrectomy and the use of a gas bubble.


Vitrectomy is a delicate surgical procedure which involves removing the vitreous gel, which fills the central cavity of the eye. During the surgery, the surgeon creates tiny incisions and inserts microsurgical instruments to carefully peel and remove the scar tissue or membranes causing the macular hole. This precise technique allows for the subsequent reattachment of the retina, closing the macular hole. In some cases, the surgeon injects a temporary gas bubble into the eye to provide support for the reattachment process.

Gas Bubble

The use of a gas bubble is an essential component of macular hole surgery. The gas bubble serves as a temporary tamponade, applying gentle pressure to the macular hole area to facilitate healing and closure. Over time, the gas bubble is naturally absorbed by the body, and the fluid in the eye is replenished.

Macular Hole Surgery in London

Miss Anna Grabowska offers macular hole surgery in London. Patients can book an appointment to assess their eyes. If she finds any issues with your macula or retina, you can book the necessary further treatment. Get in touch today to find out more about the services available.