[Macular holes. Review of the current status of knowledge of pathogenesis and treatment methods]

Ophthalmologe. 2002 Aug;99(8):601-8. doi: 10.1007/s00347-002-0677-y.
[Article in German]


This article is based on the author's personal views and clinical experience and offers an overview of the current state of knowledge on the pathogenesis of macular holes including currently available therapy strategies. Special attention is paid to the prevailing controversial issues regarding treatment concepts for macular holes.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Cataract Extraction
  • Epiretinal Membrane / classification
  • Epiretinal Membrane / diagnosis
  • Epiretinal Membrane / surgery
  • Humans
  • Ophthalmoscopy
  • Prognosis
  • Recurrence
  • Reoperation
  • Retinal Perforations / classification
  • Retinal Perforations / diagnosis
  • Retinal Perforations / surgery*
  • Tomography
  • Vitrectomy