• Macular Hole Symptoms

    Dec. 01, 2010

    In the early stages of macular hole formation, symptoms may not be completely obvious. Your central vision becomes blurred and distorted. If the hole progresses, a blind spot develops in your central vision and impairs the ability to see at both distant and close range. Symptoms of macular hole usually occur in one eye only, as it is uncommon to have a macular hole in both eyes.

    Macular hole symptoms include:

    • Decreased ability to see fine details when looking directly at something at any distance;
    • Vision distortion similar to looking through thick fog or wavy glass.
    • A dark or blind spot in the center of the field of vision.

    If any of these symptoms occur, it is important to schedule an appointment with your eye doctor as soon as possible. Your ophthalmologist will use a special instrument to look inside the eye and see whether the macula has a hole in it.

    It is important to note that if the macula is damaged, you will not lose your vision entirely. You will still have peripheral, or side, vision.