A macular hole is a small defect in the center of the retina at the back of your eye (macula). The hole may develop from abnormal traction between the retina and the vitreous, or it may follow an injury to the eye.
Sometimes retinal holes and tears have no symptoms. However, the sudden appearance of many floaters and flashes (“spots before your eyes”) may indicate a hole or tear.
Other symptoms may include:
Cloudy, blurry, or wavy vision
A dark shadow in your peripheral (side) vision
We treat Macular Hole issues at our Venice and Sarasota offices.