macular hole

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I had a macular hole surgery 6 weeks ago. The hole is not closed. What are the chances it could close? If a second operation is neccessary how soon after the first should the second be scheduled. Thanks Dave

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    Hi Dave ,Don't be to down hearted its still early days ,As long as you did everything you were supposed to do , the face down and the drops then the hole should close .I had macular hole op 15 th Aug and the bubble disappeared about three weeks after and the hole closed at about 4 or 5 weeks .Everyone is different much to early to start worrying yet could take up to six months before they know if op was success or not .They wouldn't think about re operating until that 6 months is up .Just stick with it I,m sure you will be fine .Louise

     

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    My husband had Macular Hole surgery on October 20th and was Face Down for 7 days. His vision is returning as the gas bubble is dissipating. He just learned today at a pressure check appointment with his regular eye Dr. (not the surgeon) that his pressure is slightly too high so he is to start a 3rd eye drop twice daily. He will have another pressure check next week. Three to four days after his surgery we, too, were concerned with lack of progress but learned not to expect too much too soon. So, we are thankful he is no longer having to be Face Down and will continue the regiment. I know it is frustrating but hang in there Dave.
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