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Retinal Round Hole


A retinal round hole

is a tear or break in your retina. The retina is the thin layer of tissue that lines the back of your eye. It captures light and sends messages to the brain. A healthy retina is needed to help you see clearly.

Lateral cut-away of the Right Eye

Common symptoms include the following:

You may not have symptoms of a retinal round hole or you may have the following:

  • Seeing floaters, such as spots, cobwebs, strings, or specks
  • Seeing flashes of light
  • Blurry vision
  • Trouble seeing colors, depth, or detail

Contact your healthcare provider if:

  • You have a sudden change in your vision or loss of vision.
  • You have eye pain.
  • You see more floaters or flashes of light than usual.
  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

Treatment for a retinal round hole

is not usually needed. Most retinal round holes heal on their own. You may need surgery to repair the hole if it does not heal.

Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:

You will need to return for an eye exam to make sure your retina is healing. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Learn more about Retinal Round Hole (Ambulatory Care)

Associated drugs

Micromedex® Care Notes