Age-Related Macular Degeneration II: Idiopathic Macular Holes

  • Christiane I. Falkner-Radler
  • Susanne Binder
Part of the Aging Medicine book series (AGME)


This chapter describes the macular holes as various histopathological modifications in the macular area of the retinal fundus of the eye. Advances in OCT technology provide promising objective methods for analyzing morphological and functional aspects of idiopathic macular holes. The UHR-OCT and the three-dimensional UHR-OCT may help to elucidate all structural changes associated with macular holes, as well as improve early diagnosis, monitoring of disease progression and response to treatment. The longer imaging times of these new diagnostic tools have to be refined to make them applicable for the routine clinical setting.


AMD macular Holes Diagnostic tools Fluorescein angiography laser Treatment options 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christiane I. Falkner-Radler
    • 1
  • Susanne Binder
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Ophthalmology, The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Retinology and Bio-microscopic Laser SurgeryRudolf Foundation ClinicViennaAustria

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