I'm schedule to have surgery 8/10 and have gotten the support system to make the 1 week initial recovery time go by much easier. What should I expect after the surgery is over? I presently have a slight central vision blind spot and remaining vision is very blurry. Anonymous
Visual outcome after macular hole repair is difficult to predict. Generally your surgeon would not offer the surgery if he/she did not think there could be visual improvemnet. Macular hole repair will only affect the central vision; if your peripheral vision is blurry due to another disease process it is unlikely to get better. For those that get the "pinched together in the middle" effect on the Amsler Grid, it is hoped the distortion will be significantly decreased. Those with a full thickness hole causing a central scotoma or blind spot can hope for central vision to return, ideally to a well functioning level. So many factors determine what any individual outcome will be - your surgeon should be able to provide you with his best estimate.
And don't forget, your vision will be WORSE immediately after the surgery due to the bubble. You will start to note improvement aas the bubble reabsorbs.
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