How well do patients see after macular hole surgery?
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What is it about?
Traditionally, the outcome of macular hole surgery is evaluated by changes in visual acuity whereby patients read black letters on a white eye-chart. This study compared several ways of measuring vision in patients that had undergone macular hole surgery, and explored ways in which to quantify visual distortions that are sometimes a part of the recovery period.
Why is it important?
Measuring vision with black letters on a white background is not really representative of visual tasks and experiences in every-day life. Therefore, we continue to explore other ways of measuring visual ability that are clinically meaningful and that are informative for both the patient and their eye-care provider.
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