What is Macula?

Macula is known as “yellow spot” in public. It is an area where cells that provide vision are abundant. Even the littlest problem in this area may impair the vision significantly. This would manifest as a serious decrease in the patient’s vision. The only treatment option is surgery for macular holes, yellow spot holes, and membranes on the yellow spot. In İzmir Can Hospital, we use vitreoretinal surgery. We apply gas into the eye and position the patient’s face as looking down for a few days. The success rate of the operation increases as proportional to the early detection of the hole. The success rate is around ninety percent in early stages.


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