Ask the Experts: Surgery can mend retinal ‘splits’ in ageing eyes

There is little one can do to arrest the deterioration of “splits” in the macula. However, successful surgery can mend the retinal defect and improve visual distortion. If left untreated and when the split extends through to the full thickness of the retina, it will result in a central circular area of blur or darkened vision as the central retinal cells are lost.

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