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Question : What is the best preventive treatment for retinal holes in both eyes?
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Don Carl Bienfang, M.D, is an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and the director of neuro-ophthalmology and senior surgeon of the Department of Ophthalmology at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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Retinal holes are small breaks in the retina, the lining inside the back of the eye.

Retinal holes are best treated by laser. The treatment creates a small scar around the hole. This helps prevent the hole from ever leading to a detached retina.

Sometimes a retinal hole will create a natural scar. If this happens, laser treatment may not be needed.

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