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Retinal Round Hole

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Apr 2, 2024.

What is a 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.

Eye Anatomy

What increases my risk for a retinal round hole?

What are the symptoms of a retinal round hole?

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

How is a retinal round hole diagnosed and treated?

Your healthcare provider will examine your eye. The provider may test your vision by asking you to read letters off a chart. A retinal hole usually heals on its own without treatment. You may need surgery to repair the hole if it does not heal.

What can I do to protect my vision?

Treatment options

The following list of medications are related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

When should I call my doctor?

Care Agreement

You have the right to help plan your care. Learn about your health condition and how it may be treated. Discuss treatment options with your healthcare providers to decide what care you want to receive. You always have the right to refuse treatment. The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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